Root Canal Therapy
Carlton Dental Clinic
Each tooth contains a strand of dental "pulp", which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves. This pulp extends down to the tooth's root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the nerves in the tooth may die, eventually leading to the death of the tooth. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed from the tooth and permenately sealed with gold, porcelaine or a tooth-colored inlay or onlay. Root canal therapy is the only method of treatment to save a tooth with a dying pulp.