Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can improve the health of your smile if the dental pulp of a tooth is infected or damaged. The dental pulp is located beneath the enamel and dentin of the tooth, and infection in the dental pulp can cause severe tooth pain. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or damaged dental pulp, filling in the tooth, and sealing the tooth; a dental crown is often required to effectively seal the tooth and restore its structure and function. Our caring dentist, Dr. Cope, will make certain that you feel comfortable during the root canal therapy. For more information on root canal therapy and how it can benefit your oral health, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office in Lafayette, Indiana.