When your decayed tooth is worth saving, a root canal procedure will fill your cavity, stop your pain, and save your tooth!
A Last Resort
A root canal is a procedure in which deep decay is removed and filled clear down to the tooth’s root. This is often the last resort in saving a tooth. The nerve and pulp under the tooth are removed and a filling is placed. When a root canal is needed, putting it off can lead to a host of serious problems including an abscessed tooth, drainage problems, infections, and tooth loss.