Root Canal Therapy
When the pulp of a tooth is painfully inflamed, abscessed, or the tooth lacks enough structure to restore, a root canal is necessary. This procedure involves cleaning out the nerve and blood vessel of the tooth, sanitizing from all bacteria, and filling the space with a plastic material. Sometimes a post is required to retain the crown. This prevents the loss of the infected tooth, and is finished with a crown to strengthen the root canaled tooth.