Root canal treatment & crowns – Procedure

The anatomy of root canal – Overview

A tooth consists of a crown and roots and root canal is part of a tooth, which is a hollow section of the tooth containing the nerve tissues, blood vessels and other cells. The crowns exist mainly above the gums while the roots are below it.

These roots attach the tooth to the jawbone. Inside the root canal, a soft pulp nourishes the tooth and provides moisture to the surrounding material. The nerves inside the pulp sense hot and cold temperatures as pain.

Therefore, when this pulp is jeopardized or infected, it needs to be removed through root canal procedure or treatment actually known as endodontic therapy to avoid any further damage to the tooth and the patient’s overall health.

Root Canal Treatment Crowns Procedure

Pulp removal results in the weakening of the tooth even though the tooth is filled with a unique dental material that seals the tooth and preventing anything from getting inside. The placing of crown or cap strengthens the tooth and need to be placed over a tooth that has just received the root canal treatment if the tooth is a premolar or one of the back grinding teeth.

In addition, if a tooth with previous damage has become weaker because all of the pulp has been removed, then dentists will usually put a cap over it to keep it strong to protect it from further damage. The crowns are required to be placed after the root canal treatment to make the teeth healthy and function correctly

The dentists at Kiran Skin and Dental Clinic provides expert endodontic services with options such as laser assisted root canal treatment and microscopic assisted root canal treatment that gives you long lasting and highly effective alternative to painful root canal treatment procedures.