Root canal therapy is done when decay will likely damage or has already killed a tooth. During a root canal, the pulp is removed from the center of a tooth then the pulp cavity is filled. This can prevent the development of a painful infection in the pulp. A root canal can also treat an infection that has developed into an abscessed tooth. This procedure can relieve toothache, stop infection, and promote healing. At Carolina Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry we are committed to enhancing people’s lives by way of dental health. Please contact us if you are considering or are in need of root canal therapy.