It's understandable you'd be concerned -- maybe even scared -- about the possibility of having a root canal procedure. Over the years, root canals have become synonymous with serious pain; but they've actually come a long way.
New technology now enables your root canal dentist to perform the procedure virtually pain-free. And once the root canal procedure is complete, it's likely you'll be free of pain afterwards, too!
Root canals are needed when a dental infection, or tooth decay, reaches the pulp chamber of the tooth. The infection destroys the nerves located within the root of the tooth, eventually causing the tooth to die. Years ago, the only option for this type of dental problem was a tooth extraction. Now, thanks to dental technology, your root canal dentist can save your tooth even there's a major infection!