"Wow, the root canal I had done was no big deal! I didn't feel a thing."In the past, injured or diseased teeth frequently had to be removed. Today, they often can be saved through endodontic treatment. Also known as a root canal treatment, this procedure may be performed by Dr. Melissa or a specialist called an endodontist. More than one office visit usually is required. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million each year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.