If you have an infection of the pulp, you may not feel any pain at first. But if it is not treated, the infection will cause pain and swelling. In some cases, an abscess will form. Root canals occur when a tooth is infected and the nerve has died in the tooth.
Dr. Tang is able to easily treat root canals, using local anesthesia and removing a damaged nerve (or root) to save the tooth. With modern technologies, having a root canal is no more painful than having a filling placed, and Dr. Tang works to make the treatment as simple and pain-free as possible.
A root canal can be the best way to restore a tooth that is causing pain from nerve damage and also avoid a bridge or implant from becoming necessary down the line.