Cosmetic dentistry treatments like tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns can be performed on enamel to help protect teeth and strengthen them after decay or damage. Once a tooth root becomes compromised by infection, however, these measures may not be enough to repair a tooth. We may recommend a root canal when invasive tooth problems harm the nerves that nourish a tooth and keep it functional.
A Root Canal Diagnosis
The words “you need a root canal” may cause you stress, but we encourage you to view the root canal as a very important dental procedure that allows you to avoid losing your tooth. Thanks to advances in dental technology, the root canal procedure is easier and more comfortable than ever before. And if you are worried about root canal fees, you can rest assured that a root canal costs much less than replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant or dental bridge.