Root canal infections may spread to the bone immediately surrounding the root, but the infection usually remains localized to the area. In very rare cases, the infection may spread beyond the root canal, but if you are healthy, you likely have nothing to worry about. If you experience pain in your tooth or your dentist recommends endodontic therapy – don’t wait! Schedule your appointment today. It is much safer to take care of or prevent an infection as early as possible, even before you feel pain.