Teeth can become infected or abscessed when bacteria enters the pulp through deep cavities, cracks, or failed fillings. An infected tooth can cause pain and/or swelling, and must be treated by removing the infected pulp. Root canal treatment allows the removal of infected and/or dead pulp from your tooth, while saving its outer shell. This allows you to keep your tooth, preventing other teeth from drifting out of line and causing subsequent problems. At Eramosa Dental, our dentists utilize specialized equipment to perform root canal procedures safely, effectively, and painlessly.