Root canal treatment involves relieving pain and discomfort by removing the nerve tissue located in the center of the tooth and its root or roots. Dr. Goldasich will prep the tooth by drilling through the biting surface of the tooth to expose the pulp, which is removed with very fine metal files. Medications may be used to sterilize the interior of the tooth to prevent further infection. Each empty root canal is filled with a rubber-like material and medicated cement. Occasionally a metal pin (called a post) is also inserted into the canal to help restore the tooth. The opening in the tooth is closed with a temporary filling. Once the root canal treatment is completed, it is essential to return promptly to have crown created. Dr Goldasich will only do root canals on Anterior Teeth (front teeth) that have not previously had root canals or crowns.