Save Teeth with Root Canals
Root canal therapy is an excellent way to save a tooth that would otherwise die and need to be removed. All teeth that have had root canal therapy must be protected with a crown. This is because teeth that have had the pulp removed are more susceptible to fracture.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is an excellent alternative to extraction for most individuals. If good bone support is present and the tooth’s surface is solid and healthy gums lie beneath it, the tooth can typically be saved. Root canal retreatment can be far less expensive than the alternatives. Dental implants, bridges, and aesthetically-pleasing prosthetic teeth cost far more than working with the natural tooth. They also require maintenance and periodic restorations and are the last resort when no natural options remain. Root canal treatment is used for the following reasons:
- Bacterial infections are present
- If a tooth is fractured or chipped
- An injury to the tooth leaves it damaged
- If a tooth has been knocked out