Our experienced dentists, Dr. Silva, Dr. Jelinek, and Dr. de Llano, may recommend root canal therapy if a tooth is infected in the dental pulp or tooth nerve. In the past, an infected tooth often required extraction (removal) to prevent the spread of infection. Thanks to modern dental tools and techniques, including root canal therapy, infected teeth can be saved rather than extracted. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp, filling in the tooth, and sealing the tooth. In order to protect the tooth, your dentist may recommend a dental crown. Root canal therapy can often be completed in just two comfortable, pleasant visits to York Dental. For more information on how root canal therapy can improve your oral health, we invite you to contact our dental office in Edina, Minnesota.