It’s not uncommon for the term “root canal” to make people cringe, but it’s not necessary and it’s unfortunate.
A root canal is actually an area inside your tooth, not a dental procedure.
Root canal therapy is a dental treatment, also called endodontics. Rather than being a painful procedure it will instead resolve your dental issue and alleviate the pain you may be experiencing. Putting off root canal therapy, when it’s needed, can cause your issues to become more serious and painful than having the treatment done.