Root canal therapy usually involves the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small thread-like tissue that was important for tooth development. Once removed, it is replaced with materials that seal off the root canal from its surrounding tissues. Years ago diseased or injured teeth were often extracted. Today, even if the pulp in one of your teeth becomes injured or infected, the tooth often can be saved through root canal (endodontic) treatment.
Root Canals have gotten a bad rap over the years for being a painful procedure. This is not true. Root Canals are the cure for a sometimes painful toothache that have been caused due to infection or injury to the pulp of the tooth. Often, patients are pleased and surprised how comfortable they are for this procedure.