Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by deep decay or infection. In order to save the tooth pain-free the nerve, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the space is filled with medicated materials, sealer. Then tooth can be restored to its full function with a filling or a crown.
Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that pulling a bad tooth is the best solution, but in fact a missing tooth can cause more problems to adjacent/opposing teeth in the future.