Once decay reaches the inner pulp of a tooth, infection often develops. At this stage the patient usually develops extreme pain in the affected tooth and the only choice is to either extract it or perform a root canal treatment.
Tooth extraction requires the tooth to later be replaced by a bridge, implant, or partial denture. However with root canal therapy a tooth can be saved quickly and easily.
During this procedure an anaesthetic is used to numb the tooth so that you will feel nothing at all during the procedure. Our dentists will drill out the infected tissue, replace it with inert material, and put a temporary filling in place until a crown can be placed to completely rehabilitate the tooth.