Root canal therapy can improve the health and function of your smile. In the past, a tooth with infected dental pulp would require extraction; thanks to modern technology and techniques, we can save infected teeth with root canal therapy and endodontic treatment. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or damaged dental pulp and filling in the tooth. Your skilled dentist at Smiles for Life Dental Group, Dr. Goel, may recommend a dental crown to protect the tooth following root canal therapy. The dental crown can also improve the structure and function of the tooth. For more information on the benefits of root canal therapy, we invite you to contact our dental office in Santa Clara, California. We are committed to improving your oral health!