Leaky Fillings: A Lesser-Known Reason for a Root Canal
Endodontics, which you've probably more commonly heard of as root canal treatment, is used when the inside of a tooth is infected. This is usually caused by decay due to poor dental hygiene and care, and sometimes because of damage done to the tooth in an accident. Yet there's another, lesser-known, problem that can lead to a root canal being needed: leaky fillings. The term might sound strange, and either worrying or slightly comical depending on your point of view, but leaky fillings can be serious if they're left.