"Root canal !" What I've heard from other dental patients was: "You really want to avoid it." Dr. Cherian presented all the evidence needed for me to see that such was necessary. I've never had one before. But I also realized, before coming to my appointment, that the tooth was in trouble.
After the procedure, I had no need for a pain med. I'm thinking that pain was the reason others had spoken of avoidance. Thank you Dr. Cherian.