Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with dental materials which restore the tooth to its full function.
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 removing a problematic tooth is the solution. However, extracting a tooth can cause significant issues for adjacent teeth and result in being more costly in the long-term.