We’re not sure when root canals became the joking standard for intense pain, but nothing could be further from the truth. Root canals save millions of teeth every year. They remove pain, they don’t cause it.
Root canals are one of the most common treatments Dr. Dores, of Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, performs. When we do a root canal, we are salvaging your natural tooth. All we’re doing is removing the pulp tissue which relieves the pain symptoms.