The phrase root canal often conjures erroneous notions of excruciating pain. But trust us, root canals are responsible for relieving the pain, not causing it. The pain is caused by the infection which necessitates that root canal. So while yes, there is pain associated with this most helpful therapy, the truth is, it’s not the treatment that hurts. Dr. Majka does endodontics, or root canals, on front teeth in-house. He will also sometimes treat infected molars and old root canal therapies that need to be refreshed, but more often, he refers patients to a trusted colleague for these procedures.