No one likes root canals. And adding another dental treatment, a crown, afterward seems like adding insult to injury. That’s why the dentists at the Dental Care Center are often asked: why is a dental crown is necessary after a root canal?
For the answer, let’s talk a little bit about what happens when a root canal is done. The dentist starts by drilling a hole in the center of the tooth. Then the dentist uses small files to hollow out the center of the tooth and root. This gets rid of the rotten and infected tissue. Once the roots are clean, the dentist fills them with a rubbery material to seal the hollow space.