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A root canal is a method used to repair and save a tooth that’s badly decayed or infected. When a tooth is compromised, there is usually pain involved. The root canal removes the nerve tissue, which eliminates pain. We also clean the inside of the tooth, fill it full of medicine and seal it so food and moisture can’t get in. Many people describe a root canal as a filling from the bottom to the top of the tooth. Once the nerve is removed, the tooth structure becomes soft and must be protected, which makes the final and necessary step of the root canal a crown. If your tooth is sensitive to hot temperature, you may need a root canal. If anything is bothering you about your teeth, please give us a call. We can help!