Of all the things in dentistry, the root canal is probably the most feared and the least understood treatments we provide. It is a distinction it no longer deserves. The quality and duration of anaesthetics (freezing) has greatly improved, and the root canal procedure is quicker and more efficient. To a client in the chair it should feel no different than having a filling placed.
The root canal of today is a painless and predictable method of saving a natural tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.