When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes compromised, a root canal may be required to restore the tooth. Root canals can restore the health and function of a tooth without causing any problems with the surrounding teeth.
Our complete health dentist may recommend a root canal for one or more of the following reasons:
- The tooth has received trauma or injury
- Decay has compromised the pulp of the tooth
- An abscess or infection has reached the inner tooth
A root canal can restore the health and function of a tooth that may seem beyond care. Once the root canal is complete, our dentist will place a crown over the treated tooth for protection. If you would like to learn more about root canals or complete health dentistry, please contact our Staten Island dental practice soon.