If you are facing an abscess in one or more teeth, there are times when a root canal may be required. What situations will dictate that this method is employed and can it actually save the tooth in question?

– A root canal may be needed if the abscess was caused by an infected nerve.

– Pulp within the tooth that has become compromised might also require a root canal.

– A crown will be placed over the tooth in order to protect it from decay.

“When a dental abscess is present, the infected pulp will need to be removed.”

See what other methods a dentist might choose to employ:



Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!