Root canal allows you to keep and restore masticatory function to a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.
A root canal allows us to preserve a tooth whose nerve is affected It may be indicated in situations like::
- Deep cavity that reached the pulp;
- Broken tooth that a filling is not enough to fix;
- Tooth requiring a crown which requires an additional support;
- Excessive pressure;
- Severe wear.
In some situations, the patient can develop some pain or infection that can lead to an abscess and complications that could be dangerous on the overall health. The root canal will help eliminate the pain, the swelling and give back its masticatory function to the tooth. By keeping the treated tooth, we avoid all the consequences of an extraction. See the consequences of an extraction