Thousands of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic treatment. A root canal will take care of your tooth pain and save your smile.
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the blood vessels and the nerve of the tooth becomes infected due to variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. If the infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Your dentist will gently remove the inflamed or infected pulp and carefully clean and shape the inside of the tooth to then fill and seal the space.
With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.