Root canal therapy at Cascade Endodontics in Orem is done to save a dying tooth. It involves removing the soft tissues inside the tooth, but there is more to it than that.
A tooth that has had the inside tissues removed needs protection. On its own, the tooth will be dry and brittle and can break more easily than a live, healthy tooth.
The protection is in the form of a crown. A dental crown is a strong cover that preserves the tooth structure and protects is agaisnt breaking. Once it has been placed, you’re able to chew just like you always have.
Root canal therapy has the reputation of being painful, but that really isn’t the case. When you need a root canal, it’s because your tooth is already infected. That, by itself, is going to cause some pain. The root canal removes the infected tissue, and the source of the pain.
Jon Jenson DDS
1375 E 800 N Ste 203
Orem, UT 84097