Retaining your natural teeth is generally the best option under most conditions. Root canal therapy is a common and effective procedure for saving a severely damaged or diseased tooth.
Inside of each tooth’s hard outer shell is a nourishing pulp of blood vessels, lymph vessels and nerves. Root canal therapy, also called endodontic treatment, can save a tooth whose pulp is diseased or damaged.
Despite many patients’ concerns about discomfort during this procedure, root canal therapy in most cases is an effective procedure accompanied by little discomfort.