Do the words “root canal” make you cringe? The procedure, known as endodontic therapy, has unfortunately received an unfair reputation. When a tooth becomes badly infected, it can spread and cause an abscess, which is incredibly painful for many patients. The tooth can be extracted to remove the abscess, however, in some situations, your natural tooth can be saved with endodontic therapy. Endodontics relieve the pain caused by infected dental pulp by removing the infection and keeping your smile healthy. In many cases, we’ll recommend additional support to a tooth that has received a root canal by using a dental crown restoration. At Canela Dental, we bring in a skilled endodontist to perform all our endodontic treatments. This way you can get the care you need in the office where you’re most comfortable. With endodontics from Canela Dental, you’ll never cringe at the mere mention of a root canal ever again.