Reasons to Have a Root Canal
If you have had a tooth that has suffered decay, it may have caused a great deal of damage to your tooth’s healthy enamel. This decay can make it difficult to chew and also put a damper on your smile. If the enamel has a large area of decay it may be difficult for your dentist Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS to form an anchor to place a filling, and could also mean the root has become infected.
To find out how to treat your tooth, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will take a series of x-rays to monitor the health of the tooth and its root. If the x-rays show that the root has become infected, you may need to have a root canal treatment.
During your root canal treatment, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will assess how much the infection has spread into the root, and then remove the damaged enamel by using a drill. This will allow an opening to remove the infected parts of the root. After the infection is removed, a rubbery plug is used to replace the structure so that a crown can later be anchored.
An impression of the tooth is taken and sent off to a lab so that the crown can be created. During a brief second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary plug and cement your permanent crown in its place. This will restore the lost enamel of your tooth, and allow full function of your mouth.
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