A root canal is when the pulp chamber of the tooth (which includes the nerve and blood vessels) is cleaned and shaped then filled with a natural substance called gutta-percha. This treatment is necessary when the nerve tissue is damaged to avoid the problem deteriorating and causing an abscess.
Having root damage is painful (abscesses are even worse) but a root canal procedure is not, despite common beliefs. Fort Des Moines Dental specializes is restoring your dental health painlessly and efficiently.
If pain persists