| If the nerve of your tooth becomes
infected by decay, or damaged by trau, root canal treatment
is often the only way to save your tooth.
Inside your tooth's hard outer shell of enamel is a
nourishing pulp of blood vessels, lymph vessels and nerves.
The root canals, which contain the pulp, extend to the
Deep tooth decay, or an injury, can cause serious damage
and infection to the pulp's nerves and vessels. A "root
canal" (the technical term is endodontic treatment) cleans
out the infected pulp chamber and repairs the damage.