Broken, cracked, or deteriorating teeth are generally treated with a tooth-colored filling, crown, or other forms of replacement if they are caught and dealt with in a timely manner. However, if decay reaches the center of the tooth (sometimes called the pulp), a root canal is potentially needed to improve dental function and prevent removal so you can keep your tooth. A root canal is an endodontic therapy to extract diseased inner tooth tissue and seal the affected tooth. At River Park Dental and Esthetics, Dr. Phing Saurer performs laser-assisted root canal therapy to treat abscessed or structurally damaged teeth. With sedation options available, we help ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure. If you have a painful or infected tooth, get in touch with our Dublin, OH office to learn more about our advanced root canal treatment and schedule an appointment.