Root Canal Treatment
We do root canal treatment (endodontics) in our office but we also refer to endodontists. An endodontist is a dentist that specializes in root canal treatment. A root canal is very often the only way to save a tooth if the tooth is painful. Despite what you may hear from well intended friends, root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthesia, so it is seldom painful.
Root canal treatment gets a bad reputation because patients hurt when they need a root canal, so patients associate that pain with the procedure itself, and this is an unfair association. There are other reasons than pain that we recommend root canal treatment, but if we do recommend this treatment, you should not be fearful of the treatment.