Root Canals & Endodontics
When a tooth becomes badly damaged or decayed the nerve inside the tooth becomes infected and can cause an abscess. Root Canal treatment involves removing the infection and cleaning out the roots (canals) of the tooth and filling it to prevent further infection. An endodontically treated tooth is more brittle than a vital one and is more susceptible to fracture. Therefore, we recommend that your root canal tooth be crowned to avoid breakage.