Root Canal Therapy Walled Lake, MI Dentist Root canal therapy treats the center, or pulp, of a tooth that is inflamed, infected or damaged. The pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Symptoms of infection include visible injury or swelling, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Jacobson Dental Group for a consultation. Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime. Contact our office today for a consultation with our team.