Causes of a Root Canal
Root canals are necessary when a cavity that has been left untreated becomes larger. Once the cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth, an infection forms at the base of the root canal, causing an abscess. This abscess is generally painful and will need to be removed.
The doctors at Peter King, DDS know that serious tooth decay can often lead to a root canal. A root canal may be needed if the decay has reached the tooth's nerve. Essentially, a root canal involves cleaning out a tooth's infected root, then filling and sealing the canal.
Root Canal Procedure:
1) An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
2) The pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped.
3) The infected area is medicated.
4) The root canals are filled.
5) The crown opening is filled with a temporary.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need a root canal. The only sure way to know is to call our Glen Rock, NJ dental office at 201-857-2661 and setup an appointment with Dr. King.
A post and crown is used when there is not enough tooth structure left for retention after your root canal procedure to support a crown, a post will be placed upon the tooth root. Dr. King will then make a crown buildup around the post. After that, a crown will be placed on the buildup.
If you live in the Glen Rock area and are suffering from tooth pain, call 201-857-2661 and setup an appointment to have Dr. King check your teeth and relieve your pain today. Don't suffer needlessly with tooth pain. Let the friendly staff at Peter King, DDS help you smile again.