A root canal is a procedure used to treat and save a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If this treatment is not undertaken, then the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Most of us either have or will receive cosmetic fillings at some stage in our lives. Cosmetic Fillings are used to treat decaying teeth or to repair cracked and or broken teeth. It is very important to treat a decaying tooth before the decomposition spreads to the root of the tooth and causes a serious infection, such as an abscess.