Root Canal therapy is performed to protect and keep a sick and dying tooth. Teeth that require root canal therapy are infected or sick due to decay or injury and often times have chronic pain from contact with hot and cold liquids as well as pain from pressure or biting down. As with any active infection, the risk of infection spreading exists as well.
Root Canal therapy saves the tooth and restores the tooth to natural function. It does so by removing the infected pulp of the tooth. After the infected pulp is removed, the remaining chamber is filled to seal it off. After a root canal is completed the tooth structure itself becomes more susceptible to fracture and breakage. Most root canaled teeth will require a full-coverage crown to protect and restore the tooth structure.
Edward F. Huster, DDS | Exquisite Restorative Dentistry
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