Modern endodontic treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments.
— American Association of Endodontists
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort... Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.
— American Dental Association
The only alternative to root canal therapy is to extract the tooth; however, this alone can cause the surrounding teeth to move resulting in a bad bite.
— Academy of General Dentistry