Root canals sure have a bad reputation! Often times, however, it is the best option to save an otherwise bad tooth. Each tooth has a nerve inside that can become infected from very deep cavities, and this can cause swelling or pain. Dr. Sarah and Dr. James offer treatment of those teeth with root canals. A root canal is a process in which the infection is cleaned out from inside the tooth. There have been many advancements in root canal treatment that make the procedure virtually pain-free!