Why Do I Need A Root Canal?
The pulp of the tooth has become damaged, and needs to be removed. If it is not removed, the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth can become infected, resulting in pain and swelling. Even if there is no pain, certain substances released by bacteria can damage the bone than anchors the tooth in the jaw. Without treatment, the tooth may have to be extracted.
How Long Will The Restored Tooth Last?
A tooth with a root canal filling can provide years of service similar to nearby teeth that have not been treated. However, teeth with root canal fillings may become decayed, develop fracture lines, or gum disease can develop around the treated toot just like any other tooth. Good daily cleaning habits and regular dental exams will help you keep and maintain your teeth.