Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (RCT) is indicated when a deep cavity has reached the nerve of the tooth. Once a nerve becomes infected, it is unable to heal on its own. It will continue to be a source of pain and infection until properly treated. RCT involves removing the nerve of the tooth. In addition, the canal space is shaped, disinfected, and sealed to prevent re-infection. Following RCT, most teeth will require a crown to protect the tooth from future breakage.