A root canal treatment can save a tooth that is damaged on the inside. A cracked tooth, deep cavity, complications with a large filling or dental injury can expose the soft inner pulp of the tooth to bacteria, decay and injury.When these inner nerves and blood vessels are affected, you may feel pain in the tooth and throughout the jaw. If a tooth is damaged or infected, root canal therapy is the best way to save it and avoid a necessary extraction down the road. If left untreated, an infection can spread and lead to more serious problems. Call us today if you ar experiencing symptoms of an infected tooth. We will examine your teeth and take an X-ray to make sure a root canal is the right course of action.