Endodontics is a way to save a tooth even though the nerve tissue inside of it has become infected. The canal space within the tooth is carefully cleaned out, disinfected, and sealed to keep out bacteria. We have new methods to make this a painless procedure.
Following a root-canal treatment, it is common to cement a post in the tooth and build up the core with filling materials to strengthen the tooth internally. This is topped with a crown to strengthen the tooth externally.