Dental decay is one of the most common health issues we face as a population. Dental decay, if left untreated, progressed through your tooth until the nerve dies and infection develops. At this point, the only options for treatment are either root canal therapy or extraction. By treating dental decay early, we save a lot of time, effort and money. To treat early tooth decay, we remove all of the decayed portion of your tooth and replace this with a white filling material.