Why Root Canals Are Necessary
Have you ever wondered why root canals are performed? The key is in the pulp, or the inside, of the tooth. When nerves become damaged, or the pulp becomes infected, the tooth must be surgically cleaned. After a thorough cleaning during which the pulp is removed, the tooth is sealed using advanced, tooth-colored materials.
After a root canal, you may wish to consider further cosmetic surgery, such as porcelain veneers, if your tooth remains slightly discolored. However, many people are happy with the results of their root canals and do not take further measures beyond regular maintenance and hygiene.