A root canal treatment is a procedure to save the tooth from extraction when the nerve tissue of a tooth (known as the pulp) is infected and filled with cavity. The dentist will remove the infected root, clean the inside of the teeth and fill it with a rubber-like material to seal the tooth. Even though the root is now dead, the tooth will keep functioning as normal because the tissues surrounding it will nourish it. Root canals are famous for being painful, however, our experienced dentist will numb your gum first and then give you the proper amount of anesthetic. This way, you won’t even feel the injection. Some complicated cases might require more than one session, but 99% of our treatments are completed in one visit. At Smiles Dentistry, we make sure your root canal treatment is gentle and fast.