Root canals are used to save teeth that are badly decayed and/or infected. This option is necessary in severe cases and a full crown is often recommended to restore proper form and function of the tooth. Are Root Canals Painful? Despite of the bad reputation of the procedure, Dr. Le is able to perform most root canals in a painless manner. He uses modern techniques and equipment, so think of this treatment as just a longer filling procedure. We also offer many options for maximum comfort: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, antianxiety medications, and an iPod. You’ll be able to relax while we save your tooth! How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal? If you feel severe pain in your teeth and/or see visible decay you may be a candidate. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Bunker Hill Dentistry to schedule your painless procedure!