A Root Canal is a dental procedure which is performed when the pulp (soft tissue) inside the tooth gets infected. The pulp consists of connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves and nourishes the tooth when it first erupts. The most common reason that leads to the infection of the pulp is untreated decay. The infected pulp if left untreated leads to further inflammation or infection of the tissues surrounding that tooth and may lead to abscess formation. Now the term root canal might conjure painful images in some people's minds but with the current advancements in dental technology and know-how, it is possible to perform painless root canals and thats what we offer at our office.