Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can effectively restore significantly infected, decayed, and damaged teeth. Root canal therapy involves first removing the infected or damaged portion of the dental pulp and nerve, which prevents the need for tooth extraction. Your gentle dentist will then fill in the tooth and will often cap it with a dental crown, which will protect the tooth and restore its structure and function. Dr. Stragier can complete your root canal therapy is just a couple of painless, comfortable visits to our San Diego, California dental office. For more information on how root canal therapy can improve the health, appearance, and function of your smile, please call us at Balboa Dental Care today. We look forward to improving your dental health!