Root Canal Therapy
Teeth that have been injured due to trauma, deep decay, or cracks can be saved by root canal therapy. If left untreated, these teeth can lead to bacterial infection of the pulp which contains the nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues inside the tooth. The byproducts of the infection can lead to an abscess causing swelling and pain.
Treatment involves removal of the infected pulp and the placement of a filling material to seal the pulp space.
Extraction is the process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts. Some extractions can be removed easily whereas others require more time and complex surgical techniques.