(root canal treatment)
If a cavity is not diagnosed and treated in time, an infection can occur once bacteria begin infiltrating the tooth’s root canal. This type of infection can cause extreme pain, and can even spread past the root to infect the surrounding tissue, creating a lesion inside the bone. If the tooth is in good shape, a root canal treatment will be performed to preserve the tooth long-term. The procedure consists of disinfecting the canal and sealing it with an antibacterial and waterproof material that will hold the tooth in place. Following the root canal treatment and depending on the extent of the initial cavity, a pivot and crown may be necessary to provide better resistance for chewing.