Root Canal (Endodontic) Treatment
Root canal treatment is used when death or infection of the nerve of the tooth, which can be caused by decay or trauma, is present. Luckily, the nerve can be removed without extracting the whole tooth. Usually in one appointment, the nerve of the tooth is removed and a filling is placed. To complete the treatment, it is recommended to restore the tooth with a crown, as without the nerve present, it will become very brittle and susceptible to fracture.