Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth gets damaged by a deep cavity, trauma, or a fracture it may need a root canal.
Root canal therapy is a common procedure to remove the nerve of the tooth in order to prevent the loss of the tooth and to keep your mouth healthy.
Root canal therapy consists of one or two appointments to clean out the inside of the tooth where the infected nerve lived and to seal it with a material to prevent bacteria from re-infecting it.
Following a root canal a tooth requires a crown to prevent future fracture and to seal off the root canal system.
Delaying treatment for a toothache increases the risk of not being able to save the tooth.