A root canal system is an anatomic space inside the tooth which houses a soft tissue called the pulp. This pulp is a collection of nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue and other cell types. This tissue is vulnerable to inflammation and infection. Inflammation and Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, grinding, clenching or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of this inflammation and/or infection are varied. These can be manifested as visible injury, sensitivity to temperature, biting or chewing sensitivity, spontaneous pain, swelling of the gum, or
Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or even the release of biting pressure. It is also common for tooth pain to come and go, making it difficult to diagnose the cause of discomfort. Chewing can cause movement of the cracked pieces of your tooth, and the pulp within the tooth becomes irritated. At the same time, when biting pressure is released, the crack can close quickly, resulting in sharp pain. Eventually, the pulp will become damaged and tooth will consistently hurt, even when you are not chewing.