First, a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and surrounding area to ensure minimal discomfort. During treatment, a hole is drilled into the tooth and the soft centre (known as dental pulp) is removed. In some cases, it can take a few appointments for the dentist to complete the treatment and a temporary filling will be placed in the tooth to protect it between procedures. The space is then cleaned, filled and sealed so the tooth cannot get infected again. A dental crown
may also be placed over the surface of the tooth to increase its strength if necessary. After treatment, you won’t be able to see any visible marks on your tooth and you’ll be protected from re-infection.