What is a Root Canal?
When decay becomes so deep that it touches the nerve, the nerve becomes infected. A root canal removes the root canal infection.
After a root canal the tooth is left in a weakened condition and it can break. If the tooth breaks you will lose your tooth. A crown will prevent the tooth from breaking. So you always want to put a dental crown on the tooth after a root canal to prevent losing your tooth.
Though root canals used to have a bad reputation, it is actually a simple procedure with little or no discomfort. It is more painful to leave a diseased tooth untreated, and without intervention, you risk tooth loss. It may take two to three visits to complete the entire restoration.
If you have any teeth that are causing you pain, or cavities that are in need of attention, do not hesitate to call Eastwood Dental Office in Syracuse, NY. We are a no-lecture practice. We are happy to help restore your teeth and get you back on track to oral health and comfort with root canal dentistry.