Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment can be performed with no or minimal discomfort. A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is severely decayed &/or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed with a plastic material.
A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has erupted. Its function is sensory and will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
An important point to recognize is that after root canal therapy has been completed, it is often necessary to protect the tooth with a restoration that increases strength. An example includes a custom made post to support the tooth and dental crown to strengthen and protect the remaining natural tooth surface. We will advise you on the best option to maintain your natural tooth after root canal treatment is complete.
If you have any questions regarding root canals,or think you may need a dentist in Muncie to perform a root canal please contact our office, 765-747-9545.