Endodontic treatment involves removing diseased pulp tissue and their byproducts, so that bacteria will not be able to get back in. This procedure is usually done in a dental office, by an endodontist. The tooth is then restored with a permanent filling material and often crowned (capped) to strengthen it.
A root-canal-treated tooth can last decades with proper care. To undergo a root canal, the choice is solely up to you. You can do your own research or ask your dentist. Be sure to discuss all the benefits and risks with your dentist. For more information about root canal treatments, please contact Precision Smiles Dental of Lake Mary, Florida.