Root Canal Treatment
When decay reaches the nerve area inside the tooth, bacteria which caused the decay will infect the nerve and blood vessels and the infection will cause pain. If this happen the only way to save the tooth and ease the pain is to remove the nerve and blood vessels from inside the tooth. The combination of nerve and blood vessels is called “Pulp Tissue”. The space that pulp sits in is called pulp chamber inside the crown of tooth and as it goes down into the roots, it is called “Root Canal”. So when we do root canal treatment we actually remove all the pulp tissue from pulp chamber and root canals all the way to the tip of the root.
After finishing RCT (root canal treatment) the crown of tooth will be filled and it is the best to protect the tooth and RCT with a crown over that as it keeps all the parts together and provides a better seal than simple filling for the RCT from the crown side of tooth.