After a root canal procedure may be needed when a tooth has become infected. After a root canal is performed, the tooth structure must be restored, often requiring what is termed a post and crown. A post is placed within the tooth, and then a custom-created crown placed upon the post so the tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth.
If you suffer from tooth pain, it is vital that the situation is resolved, as you could lose the tooth, or develop an abscess. At Hillock Family Dentistry, we will evaluate the source of tooth pain and treat it correctly. We always have the goal of allowing you to keep your natural teeth, rather than extracting them. A root canal followed by a post and crown can help you save a tooth and leave it healthy and strong.