Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can improve your oral health and prevent the need for tooth extraction. If the dental pulp, located within the tooth, becomes infected, it can lead to severe tooth pain and sensitivity. In the past, tooth extraction was necessary to restore health and prevent the spread of infection; thanks to modern dental techniques and technology, we can prevent tooth extraction and save the tooth through root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, Dr. Falduto will remove the infected or damaged dental pulp. He will then fill in and seal the tooth; a dental crown may be required to restore the function and structure the tooth. For more information on the benefits of root canal therapy, call your dentist in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, Dr. Falduto!