It's Not as Bad as the Reputation
Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp inside the tooth has been compromised. This can be caused by severe damage, fractures or trauma. A root canal, or root canal therapy, is the process of removing the pulp within the root canal of the tooth, which consists of blood vessels pulp cells and nerves. In some cases, we will refer patients to an endodontist, who specializes in performing root canals.