Inside of your tooth, beneath the hard enamel and below the gums, lay the roots of your tooth. Sometimes these roots can become inflamed and even infected, causing bad tooth aches. When this happens, the common procedure to correct the problem and save the tooth is known as a root canal. Woodmoor Dental has a board root canal specialist on staff. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands with our root canal specialist because root canals are all that they do. During a root canal, the infected tissue in the root is removed and is filled with a bio-compatible replacement substance, healing the tooth. The most common myth about root canals is that they are extremely painful. Although this may have been the case decades ago, thanks to modern technology and general anesthetics, root canals are now generally as comfortable as having a cavity filled!