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You try hard to keep your teeth strong, clean, and healthy, but some problems are hard to avoid. If preventative care fails to protect your teeth from injury or decay, extraction is not your only option. More than 15 million root canals are performed every year to treat damaged and diseased teeth.
Since you only get one set of permanent teeth, you want to take every measure possible to keep those teeth in place. By undergoing a root canal treatment, you can remove the dangerous infection and stop the ongoing pain in order to save your natural tooth.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a type of endodontic treatment that removes the diseased and damaged inner parts of your tooth in order to preserve the tooth itself. The hard outer layer of your tooth is called the enamel and dentin. Soft tissue called pulp sits under the dentin, hidden from view but very important to the health of your tooth. That pulp contains all of the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues that keep your tooth alive.
Serious damage and decay cause the pulp to become inflamed and infected. Left untreated, this unhealthy pulp keeps you in excruciating pain and threatens the integrity of your overall oral health. This problem can be solved with a root canal by carefully removing the infected pulp, cleaning the chamber where it is held, and filling and sealing the space from future harm.
Signs You Need a Root Canal to Save Your Tooth
It can be difficult to determine the meaning of your dental problems. You might assume your tooth pain is associated with aging or sensitivity, but it could be much more. The following signs indicate that root canal therapy may be needed to restore your oral health:
- Severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure
- Sensitivity to extreme temperatures
- Darkening of the tooth color
- Swelling, tenderness, and bleeding of the nearby gums
Your Root Canal: What to Expect
Root canals have received a bad reputation, so most patients are surprised to learn that a root canal at Vacaville Dental Professionals is quick, easy, and virtually painless. Modern treatment techniques and effective anesthetics make root canals perfectly comfortable.
You can expect some sensitivity after your treatment, but your dentist will give you specific instructions to handle any pain. Most patients feel significantly better after their root canal treatment because their source of infection and pain is gone. By brushing, flossing, and visiting your Vacaville dentist regularly, you can take advantage of the 95% success rate of root canal therapy.
Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment
You want a smile that makes you feel confident and comfortable, and the team at Vacaville Dental Professionals is here to help you reach that goal. There are many compelling reasons to undergo a root canal in the face of pain, infection, and injury to a tooth:
- Root canal therapy is comfortable and virtually painless, so you can achieve results without suffering
- Root canals are cost-effective and frequently covered by dental insurance plans
- Root canal treatment preserves your natural teeth, so you can enjoy strong oral health and a beautiful smile without a tooth replacement
Schedule Your Pain-Free Root Canal in Vacaville Today
Our experienced dentists make it their top priority to use proven root canal treatment techniques to remove dental damage while protecting your natural teeth.
Call (707) 448-6252 to schedule your Vacaville root canal treatment now. We provide compassionate, attentive, and patient-first care in order to protect and enhance your oral health for years to come.