Is intense tooth pain making it difficult to eat? The typical cause of such pain is damaged or infected tooth pulp. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to treat such pain, the more likely the infection is to spread and affect other teeth.
Root canals solve this problem by removing the infected pulp from your tooth root and replacing it with a filling agent similar to porcelain crowns.
Despite root canal myths, this is a simple, safe procedure. A fully-developed tooth no longer needs the center pulp, and its removal will make your tooth feel healthy and normal once more.