Root canal therapy is primarily used on a tooth that is badly infected or decayed. The nerve of the tooth can become infected or there is damage to the pulp of the tooth. We’ll be referring to some areas of the tooth shown on the illustration. Root canals are part of our comprehensive adult dentistry services.
Root canal procedures have a bad reputation for intense pain. However, after a procedure most patients compare the sensation to getting a standard filling. The pain associated with a root canal is actually the agony one can experience from the infected tooth before they call us, not the procedure itself.