Root canals are required when infected nerves in the root of the tooth need to be removed. If left untreated the infection can lead to much more serious problems, so it’s important that the procedure is done quickly. The area around the tooth is numbed, allowing our experienced dentists to create an opening in the canal and remove the infected tissue. Once the canal is sealed back up, most commonly, a crown is installed over the tooth for aesthetics and healing purposes. Having a root canal performed might make some patients uneasy, but the pain-free results and ability to eat certain foods again is well worth it. On top of being the practice to go to in Little Elm for root canals, Navo Family Dental offers patients sedation dentistry, so that the trip to see us for your root canal can be very calm and relaxing. If you are experiencing any pain or are affected by heat, cold, or biting too hard, please call and schedule an appointment to see us.