Endodontics is a sequenced nerve treatment of a tooth in order to clear the infection usually caused by a deep cavities and protect the tooth from future bacterial attacks.
Root canal therapy procedure
After endodontics, the tooth will be "dead" and, if the infection continues and is located at the tip of the root, an apicoectomy will be required.
This treatment is painless if done correctly and sometimes it takes multiple appointments to properly clean and seal the roots.
After root canal, the tooth loses all its natural hydration and becomes very brittle. This can make a tooth more prone to fracture, especially if the tooth is a molar where most of the bite forces are concentrated. For this reason, dentists we recommend a porcelain crown depending on the case to protect teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.