Root canals are often performed to save an existing tooth. When a tooth begins to decay, a cavity will start to form. If left untreated, this decay can spread to the pulp of the tooth. Rather than removing the entire tooth, oftentimes a root canal can be performed to remove just the pulp of the tooth. This procedure can ultimately save the tooth by removing the existing decay.
A root canal can be performed with the help of sedation dentistry. The sedation will help you feel completely relaxed and at ease throughout the root canal procedure. During the root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the pulp of the tooth plus clean and seal the root canal. Root canal procedures are very effective and have a high chance of success in saving your existing tooth. A root canal is a great option in preserving your tooth and saving your tooth from a future dental emergency. Root canals can also save you money as they are most often times less expensive than a tooth extraction.
Signs of a necessary root canal may be a swollen tooth, pain in the tooth and gums, or sensitivity to hot and cold. If you find yourself in need of a root canal in Modesto, CA, give us a call! Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine the best possible treatment for your smile.