Root canal therapy is required when a tooth’s nerve is dead, injured or infected. Nerves can die or become injured through accidents, trauma, an unbalanced bite, or extensive dental work. They can become infected when bacteria enter through cracks, leaking fillings, deep cavities, or broken teeth.
Root canal therapy is simply a filling inside of the roots of the tooth. It involves removing the dead or infected nerve tissue. We use current techniques to try to make the procedure as comfortable and predictable as possible.
When the root canal therapy is finished, a crown is usually recommended. A crown provides protection from breakage, as a tooth with a root canal is weak and highly prone to fracture. If the tooth is not protected with a crown and it breaks, it will often need more work to fix it or may even need to be extracted.
For more information about endodontic services at Evolution Dental, please call 403-208-9965 today. We welcome patients throughout Calgary and nearby areas including Cochrane.