Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy (or root fillings) is a highly successful, relatively painless treatment to save a tooth that otherwise would have to be extracted.
Often simply called a root canal, root canal therapy is the name of a procedure where a tooth pulp (tooth nerve) is removed in a damaged tooth or diseased tooth. The space or canal that the nerve occupied is then cleaned, shaped, and filled in.
The most common causes of pulp damage are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or a dental injury. These days the process of Root Canal Therapy is usually comfortable and pain-free.
After Root Canal Therapy, the tooth usually has a Crown placed upon it, to help protect it, as it is more fragile than a normal tooth.