The dentist performs the endodontic treatment of a tooth when it can no longer be kept alive or because it is already necrotic, or may reach that point.
Some situations where root canal treatment is required:
- Deep cavity that has reached the pulp, at the nerve;
- A broken tooth filling that cannot be restored;
- Pulp irritated by trauma;
- Very extensive restoration;
- A tooth that requires a crown, but also requires the support of a pivot.
When tooth decay reaches the pulp where the nerve is located, the dentist must undertake to treat the tooth with a root canal to prevent bacterial infection. Once the bacteria have entered the pulp, the tooth must be treated.
A tooth that has had a root canal becomes fragile and more likely to fracture. It is advisable to restore such a tooth with a crown or a pivot to restore the strength.
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