Endodontics & Root Canals

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Protect Your Teeth Through Endodontics

The word endodontics may be a mystery to you, so let’s define it. Endodontics focuses on the inside of a tooth, specifically the pulp and roots. It involves diagnosing and treating problems related to the dental pulp, such as infection, inflammation, and damage. Endodontic treatments, such as root canal therapy, aim to save natural teeth and prevent the need for extraction and tooth replacement.

Endodontics is a specialized area of dentistry and requires experience, technology, and training for good results. Luckily, our dental team is well-versed in endodontics so that we can take care of our patients no matter what treatment they need!

Root Canal Therapy

At our practice, we understand that a healthy smile starts from within. Root Canal Therapy is a precise and effective solution to alleviate pain and save a compromised tooth. Our skilled team utilizes advanced techniques to ensure a comfortable experience, removing infection and preserving the natural structure of the tooth. With a commitment to your well-being, we make Root Canal Therapy a seamless process, restoring your oral health and letting your smile shine with confidence.

What is the Root Canal Process?

The most common treatment in endodontics is the root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy. This service is designed to go into the tooth to remove damaged or infected tissue from the tooth’s pulp and roots to stop pain and inflammation—essentially saving the tooth.

Without this treatment, the tooth will continue to decay until it must be removed or falls out on its own. Just because an infected tooth falls out, does not mean that the infection cannot spread so it is extremely important to take care of the tooth so that it does not progress.

The problem usually stems from a cracked, broken, or decaying tooth that has an excess of plaque and bacteria buildup that leads to an infection, compromising the tooth. Root canal therapy will clean out the infection and seal the tooth to protect it from any further bacteria, resulting in an infection-free tooth.

What is the Dental Crowns Process?

A prevalent procedure in dentistry is crown application, also referred to as dental crown placement. This service aims to enhance and fortify a compromised tooth by fitting it with a crown, which acts as a protective covering.

In the absence of this treatment, the tooth’s deterioration may persist, eventually necessitating extraction or spontaneous loss. Even if an affected tooth falls out independently, the risk of infection spreading remains, underscoring the critical importance of attending to the tooth promptly to prevent further complications.

Typically originating from a fractured, damaged, or deteriorating tooth with an accumulation of excess plaque and bacterial growth, the tooth becomes susceptible to compromise. Crown application addresses these concerns by providing a durable covering for the tooth, safeguarding it against potential bacterial infiltration and fostering a tooth that is free from complications.

Why Should I Get Endodontics Here?

Technology and experience are very important when it comes to endodontic treatment because you need to be able to get the entire infection out and properly seal the site to ensure that the tooth can recover. The last thing you want is to go through the entire procedure and end up losing the tooth.

Our dental office has state-of-the-art technology and trained and experienced dental specialists that can effectively rid your tooth of infection resulting in this tooth-saving procedure. We use an endodontic microscope for both diagnosis and treatment to make sure that all of the infection is removed. Call our office to schedule your endodontic treatment.

Benefits of Endodontic Treatment

This entire section of dentistry has many benefits, some of which include:

  • Tooth preservation: Instead of losing your tooth through extraction or falling out, you can keep your tooth. Not only will this save you additional dental treatment and healing, but this will keep you from experiencing more pain between every step as well.
  • Pain relief: Most people experience a lot of pain and inflammation from an infected tooth pulp. It is commonly thought that root canals hurt, but they actually provide a lot of relief because your tooth pain is usually from the tooth infection—not the root canal treatment itself. After root canal therapy, it can heal and become healthy.
  • Increased dental health: By removing infected or damaged tissue from the tooth, endodontic treatment can help to prevent the spread of infection and improve overall oral health.

Do You Need Endodontic Treatment?

No one wants to lose their adult teeth, so it is important to know the signs before it gets to that point. Here are some symptoms letting you know that you may need endodontic treatment:

  • Facial swelling.
  • Extreme tooth pain.
  • Hot or cold sensitivity.
  • Gum tenderness or swelling.
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth.

If you have any of these symptoms it would be a good idea to check with a dental professional to see if you need treatment.

Save Your Tooth with Endodontic Treatment!

Overcome dental pain through tooth-saving treatment with endodontic dentistry in El Dorado Hills. Call our office today to see if endodontic dentistry is right for you!

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