Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth has decay into the nerve area, sustained trauma through accident or quite frankly, from the level of treatment required to restore the tooth, pain and infection can set in.
Root canal therapy disinfects the inner chambers of the tooth and fills it up so that bacteria can no longer flourish and wreak havoc. The ideal treatment after root canal therapy on back teeth is a build up and crown as depicted in the final image. Sometimes front teeth can manage without crowns, but as you can visualize, the chance of breaking the tooth increases with the level of treatment required, or amount of decay present, without a crown to help hold all the components together.