When a tooth acquires a nerve infection, you can remove the nerve and preserve the tooth in your mouth. -- the nerve's purpose is to provide nutrients and send signals to the brain, letting you know when dental problems come up. If symptoms arise from an infected or traumatized nerve, we can take the appropriate measures to treat it without extraction.
To keep you comfortable, we use local anesthesia to treat the infected tooth. Once we remove the pulp and nerves and completely sterilize the tooth internally, we permanently seal the tooth and prevent future infections. We then place a reinforcing post and crown the tooth to further protect it. You may experience some sensitivity for a few days as the tooth heals.