Whether afflicted by an infection or by a trauma with damage to the dental pulp, the dentist could recommend a root canal treatment to save the tooth. The goal of this dental care is to remove the injured or dead pulp and clean the root canal system. The dentist will then seal the canals.

In some instances, when deemed necessary, antibiotics could be prescribed alongside the root canal therapy. After the treatment, depending on the tooth substance and strength which is left, a crown could be recommended. If the tooth destruction is important, a post may be needed to help rebuild the tooth and support the crown.