Having persistent pain in one area? Swelling? It is possible you may need a root canal. Despite the negative reputation associated with root canal treatment, they’re actually one of the best ways to relieve pain and swelling caused by infection or a deep cavity. Without treatment, you would ultimately lose the tooth. Dr Judd may save your tooth by simply removing infected or damaged tissue and nerves, then carefully cleaning and sealing to protect it from bacteria. We have found root canals are no more uncomfortable than any other restorative procedure — and we offer several options that can put you in a relaxed, comfortable state while we perform this simple procedure.