When a cavity has been left untreated for too long, the decay can spread to the inside of your tooth, leading to an infection close to, or into, the nerve space at the centre of your tooth. If the decay is not too extensive and there is enough tooth to save, the dentist can perform a root anal to remove the infected nerve tissue and preserve your smile.
A root canal is a three-step process: removing infected or dead nerve tissue, disinfecting the nerve space and then filling in the space. In order to ensure tooth structure integrity, your dentist may recommend a crown.
If you are suffering from the pain and discomfort of an infection in your tooth, call us today. We have the professional and friendly staff who are able to treat your infection and help you get rid of the pain.