Root Canals

A root canal is a procedure in which the nerve and pulp are removed from the inside of a tooth and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The treatment used to repair and save badly decayed or infected teeth. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth may become infected and abscesses may form. Though they have a grimace-inducing reputation, the discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking care is truly painful, while the procedure itself involves no more pain than a filling.