Below the hard exterior of your tooth is a soft, sensitive material called pulp. A large cavity, cracked tooth or forceful blow to the tooth can damage the pulp and cause inflammation or infection. Root canal therapy is a procedure to eliminate pressure inside the tooth and removed damaged or dead pulp.

Dr. Nils Olson offers root canal therapy in his Frederick, Maryland dental office. Though it is often characterized as being a dreaded or painful procedure, root canal therapy is relatively pain-free and quick. It is often the best way to preserve a natural tooth and prevent future damage to your smile.