When decay becomes so deep that it touches the nerve, the nerve becomes infected. A root canal removes the 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 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 Bowen Family Dentistry. 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.
Visit our appointment page or call (785) 789-4468 to see Dr. Adam Bowen for all of your Manhattan, KS dentistry needs.