The pulp is the ‘heart’ of the tooth. During infection from tooth decay or trauma, the tooth may become very tender, or have long periods of sensitivity.
If we are able to prevent the tooth from being extracted, root canal treatment may be performed. The procedure involves cleaning and disinfection of the canals, and eventually filling the nerve canals with an inert material for support of the canal structure.
Usually a permanent crown is required after root canal treatment is completed to prevent further fracture of the tooth.