Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime but sometimes due to tooth damage from a deep cavity or an injury-causing crack, the inside of the tooth becomes infected. This infection damages the network of blood vessels and nerves inside the tooth. If untreated, the infection inside the damaged tooth can harm the bone around the tooth and cause the dreaded tooth pain and gum swelling. A root canal can save the tooth. Dr. Schmieder will find a method of pain management that is reassuring to each patient. Call Scenic Drive Dental to make your root canal therapy consultation appointment.