What are Root Canals?
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages that include, efficient chewing, normal biting force and sensation, natural appearance and it protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain.
Who does Root Canals work best for?
How do you know if you need a Root Canal? Well, Root Canals are needed for a cracked tooth from injury or genetics, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling. Patients generally need a root canal when they notice their teeth are sensitive, particularly to hot and cold sensations.
If you are experiencing, severe pain while chewing or biting, a chipped or cracked tooth, swollen or tender gums or lingering sensitivity you may need a Root Canal. It is best to contact Vallejo Family Dentistry to be sure.
What’s involved in Root Canals?
When you undergo a Root Canal or other endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.
This treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had Root Canal treatment can last a lifetime!
Are you ready to perfect your smile?
Are you ready to perfect your smile? Let the team at Vallejo Family Dentistry see if Root Canals are right for you. We are here to help you learn more about your oral health in Vallejo California.