A root canal is done when the pulp—the live tissue inside your tooth—becomes infected or dies due to trauma or decay. In root canal therapy, our dentist opens the tooth and removes the damaged pulp to restore the health of the tooth. A root canal in Boise, Idaho, can save the structure of your tooth in order to regain good oral health. For more information and to set up your next visit with Dr. Connaughton, we invite you to contact us soon at Tree City Family Dental.