Root Canal Treatment
Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. It runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, usually due to decay or trauma, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. In root canal treatment, the pulp is removed and the root canal is cleaned and sealed off. A filling or crown is then placed on top of the tooth to protect it.