A root canal is a procedure we use to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or when the tooth becomes infected. When the nerve of the tooth becomes infected and/or the pulp becomes damaged, the time is right for a root canal. This process involves removing the nerve and pulp, while the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection. We then place a porcelain crown on the tooth to give it a normal appearance and to further protect the tooth from infection. Our staff knows that root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful, but we work hard to make it as comfortable and painless as possible. Most people report that the discomfort experienced before the procedure is far worse than the procedure itself. Don’t wait to find relief. Set up an appointment with us today if you are suffering with toothaches or pain.