When the pulp inside one of your teeth becomes infected or injured root canal treatment could save the tooth from extraction. During this treatment the dentist will remove the diseased pulp, file and clean the canals of the tooth and anti-bacterial medicines are placed inside the canal. It usually takes 2-3 visits and x-rays help show the progress and success of the treatment. Once it has been determined that the treatment has been successful, a permanent porcelain crown or filling will be placed to seal the tooth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.