Root Canals – This is a procedure whereby we save teeth that are failing due to large decay or trauma. This is not painful if the dentist is sure that the patient is truly numb before starting. We go through the crown of the tooth, remove remaining pulp and infection, sterilize the pre-existing nerve area and then fill it with a proper material. If done properly you can keep these teeth for a lifetime so they will look good, be comfortable and functional.
Years ago I thought of limiting my practice to just root canals (endodontics) but I like general dentistry too much.