Nothing is as good as a natural tooth! And sometimes your natural tooth may need root canal (endodontic) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. Most patients report that having root canal (endodontic) treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled.
More than 21 million endodontic procedures are performed nationally each year. Of that total, nearly 16 million are root canals. If you've never had a root canal, or if it has been several years since your last procedure, you may have questions or concerns. Root canal treatment actually relieves tooth pain and can usually be accomplished in one or two visits to your endodontist.