There’s Nothing Like the Original!
Nothing works as well as a patient’s natural teeth. Therefore, when the tissue inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group recommend root canal therapy to preserve the tooth so the patient will use it for years to come. Dr. Marjoorie Castro, for example, has many years of experience treating root canal disorders.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
A “root canal” is a common dental procedure in the area of dentistry called endodontics. During the procedure, the dentist removes the diseased tooth pulp from the pulp chamber, cleans the root canals of the tooth and then seals it to protect it from further infection. Our Sacramento dentists recommend root canal treatment for a variety of reasons including:
- Deep cavities
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Injury to the tooth
Tooth pain should not be ignored! If infected pulp is not treated in a timely manner and significant pain or swelling develop, the infected tooth might have to be removed surgically, creating additional costs to the patient. And while an extraction is always an option in these cases, prompt treatment and care from our dentists with this relatively simple procedure preserves your tooth and smile for many years, if not a lifetime.
Look Good, Feel Good
So while extractions are less expensive, they are far more costly in the long term. Missing teeth lead to bone loss, shifting teeth and gaps in the smile, resulting in less effective chewing. Keeping your originals is usually the best decision for oral health! Saving your natural teeth contributes to normal bite patterns and chewing sensations while preserving the jawbone, thus preventing premature aging. So if you are suffering from severe tooth pain, do not delay to visit one of our Sacramento dentists. Saving your tooth, perhaps with a root canal, is the best course of action!