Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a procedure that removes and replaces the red pulp from the roots of a tooth. This is usually done for infections caused by tooth decay or other causes of major inflammation in a tooth’s interior. Despite its reputation, this procedure is essentially painless for the patient when performed correctly, and any discomfort during or after the procedure can be treated by the dentist if he or she is made aware. While the tooth remains in place, it will no longer receive blood and replace its enamel, so a crown may be placed overtop to protect it.