If the nerve of the tooth is affected, you have constant pain but the tooth is suitable to be fixed, you can have a ROOT CANAL TREATMENT. This is sometimes to option to avoid the extraction of the tooth.
It consists in removing the internal soft tissue or pulp from the tooth, applying antibiotics and analgesics inside and cleaning the root canal. In a second appointment, when you feel better and are out of pain, we seal the canal with a special material ( like a natural rubber material called Guttapercha). Then a permanent filling or crown is placed on the top of the tooth.