Root canals are performed to alleviate pain from an infected tooth. This procedure is also done to treat a tooth with a dead or necrotic nerve caused by deep decay, cracks, impact injury, or bad occlusion or bite. Dr. Saw can treat most teeth that need this service and he also refers the more difficult cases to a root canal specialist known as an endodontist.
Posterior teeth (molars and bicuspids) that have root canals will need a crown after the root canal is completed to promote longevity.