General Dentistry > Root Canal Therapy

If dental decay has progressed very deep within the tooth structures, then the nerve of the tooth is likely to be infected by the bacteria infestation. This calls for the need to have root canal therapy. The treatment involves the removal of the infection, the cleaning of the nerve canals inside the tooth, and placing tight fillings in the nerve canals to prevent bacterial re-infection. The advantage of root canal therapy is that the natural tooth can still be kept and be used for normal function, instead of having the tooth extracted.