Your tooth is now “non-vital”–without nerves, but still nourished by surrounding tissues. However, because of the lack of tissue inside, all teeth that have undergone root canal treatment are now prone to fracture and need to be covered and restored with a crown.
Some patients fear the pain of root canal therapy and opt for extracting the tooth instead. The truth is that the during the actual therapy the patient feels no pain at all, and the relief from the severe pain they had been feeling, prior to the root canal, is almost instant. In fact, during root canal treatment you are just as numb as you would be for any other procedure.
Call us today to save your teeth and make that appointment.