Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is used to restore severely infected or damaged teeth. If infection and decay reach the dental pulp, which is beneath the tooth enamel and dentin in the tooth, it can lead to severe tooth pain. To restore the health and function of the tooth, your caring dentists at Total Dental Fitness may recommend root canal therapy. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp, then filling in the tooth. Dr. Maylath and Dr. McQuirter may cap the tooth with a dental crown following root canal therapy to protect the tooth and restore its structure. For more information on root canal therapy and how it can improve your oral health, please call our dental office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.