Most people hear the phrase root canal and feel like running the opposite direction. The problem is, if you NEED a root canal, you should be looking forward to it more than dreading it, by far. Why? A root canal stops the pain and often saves your tooth!
Everyone, in fact, has a root canal. The “root canal” is actually the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The soft area within the root canal is called the pulp. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal and when it becomes infected, the pain can be excruciating. Root canal treatment involves the cleaning, removal, and replacement of this infected pulp. Once the tooth is completely free of infection, we will place a beautiful porcelain crown and your tooth will feel good as new!