Over time, teeth can decay, break, and crack. The best treatment for a badly decayed or broken tooth is often a root canal. Root canal therapy saves the natural tooth instead of replacing it with an implant. The treatment will restore function to the affected tooth and the results may even last forever without another appointment.
Root canal therapy involves the gentle removal of nerve tissue from a tooth and the sealing of canals with a special rubberlike material. Following the treatment, the tooth will be unable to feel temperature or pain, but will maintain regular biting power.
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy hurts no more than a regular filling.
Following the treatment, you may require a dental crown to ensure the tooth does not fracture. A tooth that has received root canal therapy may become more brittle and become more susceptible to cracking.
The majority of our treatments are covered by a large number of insurance companies. For a more comprehensive description of coverage, please call your service provider.
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