Nerve Treatment (Root canals)
When a deep cavity extends to the tooth nerve, or if a nerve is exposed after an injury, a partial (pulpotomy) or complete (pulpectomy) removal of a nerve may be required. This is called root canal treatment.
Removing the nerve is the last effort we make to save a tooth from removal. If a damaged nerve is left untreated, it will develop an infection. Nerve infection may be serious as it can spread in the head and be life-threatening requiring hospitalisation.