We perform root canals on decayed teeth that can’t be fixed with fillings. We also do them on infected teeth or teeth that have suffered blunt trauma.During a root canal, we remove the dead nerve from your tooth. We then seal off the remaining nerve so you don’t have to worry about getting another infection or an abscess, which can be quite painful..If you decide not to have a root canal, your tooth decay or the infection will continue to worsen. It will become even more painful, causing a lot of discomfort. You may also notice some swelling in your mouth.The longer you wait the worse the treatment can be, so you should always see your dentist as soon as you notice the pain. Also, the sooner you are seen, the quicker you will feel better.If you have any questions about root canals, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (718) 416-6364.