What’s involved with Root Canal Therapy?
If Root Canal Therapy is necessary, x-rays will be taken at your dental consultation after which a series of appointments would be assigned to you for your Root Canal Therapy. This procedure requires several appointments, time required for treatment will vary depending on the difficulty of your procedure. Throughout your treatment, our dental practices will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Subsequently a crown or complex restoration to restore or protect the tooth may be a necessary recommendation, as a tooth after undergoing treatment may be more likely to fracture.
Why do I need Root Canal Therapy?
If you have a damaged tooth, root canal treatment may help to save it. Inside your tooth is soft tissue containing nerves, and blood and lymph vessels, known as the tooth pulp. When the pulp cannot repair itself from disease or injury, it dies. A fracture in a tooth or a deep cavity commonly cause pulp death, as the pulp is exposed to bacteria found in your saliva. When the pulp becomes infected, it is best to remove it before it spreads to the tooth and surrounding tissues. The whole tooth may be lost if the infection is left untreated. Root Canal Therapy is able to save your tooth.
How long will the restored teeth last?
If you look after your teeth and gums, your root canal treated tooth may last a lifetime. However, you must have regular check-ups to ensure that the tissues around it are nourishing the root of your treated tooth.