Root canals are the only way to remove an infected nerve from a tooth. If a tooth is restorable, the infected tissue can be removed and the canal system in the root disinfected and filled. The tooth is restored by filling the hole with a composite filling or by covering the tooth with a dental crown or onlay to prevent it from breaking. At White Dental Studio, we will discuss your options regarding root canal treatment with you. Depending on the appearance, shape, and number of canals to be treated, or a history of previous root canal treatment, a referral to a local endodontist who specializes in root canals may be provided.