root-canal-treatmentWhen decay progresses to the center of a tooth, root canal treatment can salvage the tooth’s outer structure, allowing you to continue relying upon that tooth for a balanced bite, a complete appearance and efficient chewing. This procedure requires the drilling of a small access point in the tooth’s outer structure, through which the tooth’s pulp is completely removed. The access point is then sealed with a rubber-like material. Depending on your needs, the tooth may be capped or crowned for additional reinforcement.