If you are afraid you may lose your tooth, we can help. A root canal can save a damaged or infected tooth. For root canal treatment in Roseville, see your friendly local dentist, Dr. Kaur.
At Roseville Dental Center, we are dedicated to providing gentle root canal treatment to all our patients. Root canal treatment is a highly successful restorative procedure that can save a damaged tooth from extraction and protect it for years.
When a tooth is cracked, broken or severely decayed, the nerves and tissues inside of the tooth (called pulp) can become infected. This infection causes the painful toothaches associated with root canals. If the infected pulp is not removed with a root canal, it can cause an abscess or even spread the infection to surrounding teeth.
Root canal treatment can be performed in one or more appointments. First, we will take a digital X-ray to get a complete view of your tooth and check your surrounding bone tissue for signs of infection. Then our dentist will numb the area surrounding your tooth with local anesthesia. We will dry the tooth before using a drill to create a small access hole. This hole will allow us to clean out the infected pulp.
Once the infection is cleared out, our dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth. Finally, we will fill the interior of your tooth and seal it using a crown. This will restore the strength and structure of your tooth, as well as its overall function. Following your root canal treatment, you will experience some sensitivity. Take a few days to soft foods and avoid chewing on the treated tooth for a few days, then you will be able to eat normally in no time!
Root canal treatment is generally a pain-free procedure. Although they have a reputation for being painful, the truth is that the toothaches caused by an infected tooth are probably causing you more pain than a root canal will!
For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Kaur also offers many sedation options to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.
For root canal treatment in Roseville, call our office (916) 772-3847 to schedule an appointment today. Our friendly and professional staff is here to make sure you get the care you need.