Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. The dental team at Ebright & Smart Family Dentistry takes advantage of advances in both technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective, while also taking less time. The procedure involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth when it has become infected and inflamed. Your dentist gently removes the infected tissue and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a crown.