This procedure is one of the most feared procedures performed in dental offices with most patients becoming very concerned when told they need a root canal. The good news is that improvements in the procedure over the last few years have made the procedure comfortable for the vast majority of patients. For patients in pain, most get immediate relief of pain with the treatment, almost all are better within 24 hours. Endodontics allows us to save broken, infected, or otherwise damaged teeth and restore them for years of additional service.