Root canals are an important procedure in restorative dentistry. This treatment allows dentists to save teeth from infection and decay, so that they don’t have to be extracted. Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is not typically painful. In fact, root canals can relieve your dental pain.
When a tooth becomes infected with decay, it’s important to get it treated before the infection spreads to your teeth and gums, or develops into a dental abscess. A root canal is the process of removing the infected pulp (soft tissue and nerves within your teeth) from the inner canals of your tooth.
The dentist will then reshape the canals, and then fill it with a sealing agent to restore the structure of the tooth. Depending on the strength of the tooth, you may need a dental crown to cover a weakened tooth.
Root canal treatment can end up saving you time and money in the long run. Curing dental infection with a root canal rather than extracting the tooth can eliminating the need for further dental work. This is because an extracted tooth should be replaced after it’s removed in order to prevent your teeth from shifting.
A root canal will preserve your natural smile!
We want to help you achieve your smile goals. This includes restoring your smile with root canal treatment. If you have any questions about our services in quality dental care, contact us today at our office in American Canyon, CA.