Root canal therapy is the only way to save a tooth if the nerve inside it becomes infected due to decay or trauma. It is a safe and a very effective way to keep your teeth longer.
Initial cracked tooth with large metal filling
Final root canal treated tooth - the patient is symptom free
Infection at the bottom of the tooth
The tooth's nerve is removed and the canal is cleaned out with files and medication
The canal and cavity is filled up to prevent reinfection of the tooth