Reasons Root Canal Treatment May be Necessary
What are the benefits of a root canal treatment?
After a root canal treatment, the tooth is saved from further destruction. Teeth are also restored to proper function so that the patient does not experience discomfort associated with infection or abscess. Root canals also save a tooth from extraction and subsequent tooth replacement. After an extraction, a dental implant, fixed bridge, or partial denture is necessary to prevent remaining teeth from drifting. These replacements are much more expensive and time-consuming than a root canal treatment, and while durable, they cannot beat the strength of a natural tooth.