When a tooth is damaged or diseased, our endodontist in El Cajon recommends a root canal. The treatment helps preserve the tooth by removing the pulp which helped the root grow while the tooth developed. As an adult, this part can be removed without negatively affecting the tooth because it is supported by surrounding tissue.
The endodontics treatment is usually completed in one or two dental appointments. A temporary filling is put in place until a permanent filling or crown replaces it. Avoiding hard and sticky foods initially is advisable.
Advantages of Root Canal Treatment
One of the biggest advantages of a treatment of the root is that it preserves the natural appearance of your smile. It allows you to keep the teeth that you have without extensive cosmetic dentistry which takes time and costs money. It also makes chewing easier and protects the other teeth that you have from damage.