When a tooth experiences trauma or has decay which is left untreated, the nerve of the tooth can die. This can cause extreme pain, a possible abscess or necrosis of the bone (bacteria eating away or diminishing bone structure).

root canal

To be treated, a hole is drilled into the tooth and the nerve is then removed. The canals are filled with a plastic material and sealed.

After this procedure, the tooth becomes more fragile and a crown should be placed to prevent the tooth from fracturing.