If the source of abscess is associated with dental pulp, root canal treatment can help clear up infection. Further delay of treatment is detrimental.
I ended up having a pulpectomy and am scheduled for root canal. Is it necessary to do root canal or is it possible all infection was removed?
Also, what do you mean by detrimental......to the tooth?
Thank you for the information.
Once the canal is thoroughly debrided and optimally obnturated,the periapical infection tends to go away. If root canal treatment is not intervened , periapical infection may result in cellullitis or other distant organ, which is potentially life-threatening.