A root canal treatment is done to save an affected tooth from being extracted or lost permanently, so you can avoid the problems caused by missing teeth. With this treatment, the infected pulp portion of the tooth is removed to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth and to the gum tissue. The interior part of the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, before it can be filled accordingly. After this, the treated tooth may be further protected with a dental crown which also restores its function and normal aesthetics.
What benefits can you get from a root canal treatment?
- One of the most important benefits you can get from a root canal treatment is the permanent pain relief, which you may experience with an infected tooth pulp. You will no longer need to take pain relievers or endure the excruciating pain that comes with a decayed tooth.
- Your tooth will be saved from being extracted or lost altogether since the root canal treatment works to restore the healthy appearance and normal function of the affected tooth. The result is a restored tooth that looks and feels natural.
- A root canal treatment saves you from experiencing the difficulties associated with having missing teeth.
- The spread of infection is prevented after a root canal treatment so you can be sure that your other teeth are protected from harm.