Root Canal Treatment

Experiencing dental pain or has your dentist told you that you need a root canal?

Diagram of infected toothRoot canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, an endodontist who specializes in such treatment carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.

To learn more about what happens during root canal treatment, visit our Root Canal Explained page that walks you step-by-step through the procedure.

Root Canal Explained

Recommended Patient Education Videos for Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Step By Step

Need a root canal? Don't be anxious. This informative video will walk you step-by-step through the procedure and explain how endodontists, the root canal specialists, can save your teeth.

Root Canal Safety

Concerned about the safety of root canal treatment? Watch this informative video to learn how endodontists perform millions of root canal treatments every year, safely, effectively and comfortably.

Visit the AAE YouTube Channel for more patient education videos to learn more about root canals and other endodontic procedures.

Visit the AAE YouTube Channel