What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A tooth's nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed and infected for several reasons. These reasons can include deep decay repeated dental procedures on a tooth, large fillings, a crack, chip in the tooth or trauma to the face.
As your local Knoxville dentist, we understand that root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. But the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.