I just got a root canal, and I think it's going pretty good. It's a bit tender when I bite down on something, but other than that, it's okay.
The root canal was performed on my top left canine. The dentist put a filling it at first, but that didn't work, so he did the root canal and then redid my filling. He did not put a crown on and said it was not necessary because of the location of the tooth and the fact that it doesn't get used much (I have an overbite and tend to bite with my bottom teeth, rather than my top ones).
Does anyone know if this is common practice? I did some research on root canals and I read that the tooth can become brittle and more prone to fracture after a root canal, so a crown should be placed on the tooth. So I am confused.