When a tooth is threatened by extreme decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, Staten Island Dental Care must make a judgment call about the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is frequently the only way to save the tooth.
During a root canal, the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is taken out. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are removed and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material.
The root canal is only the primary step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final processes are the core build-up and crown.
At Staten Island Dental Care, we use strong, natural-looking crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and visits to our office, a tooth with a filled root can often function trouble-free for the rest of a patient’s life.
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