Root Canal Therapy

Save Your Natural Tooth and Remove Infected Pulp

Ivonne Castro Family Dentistry believes in taking every measure possible in keeping our patient’s natural teeth. Our holistic, minimally-invasive approach focuses on preventative care and maintenance. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a restorative dental procedure used when the nerve inside of your tooth has been damaged. This great alternative to tooth extraction can actually restore your natural tooth to its original function and appearance.

Patients of every age ranging from children to seniors are viable candidates for endodontic treatment. A root canal treatment is necessary whenever the pulp becomes infected or inflamed. Once the pulp suffers from infection or inflammation, it can lead to various serious implications to your oral health. From deep decay to chips and cracks within your tooth, when left untreated, it can lead to severe pain and further deterioration and infection.

Symptoms Showcasing the Requirement of Root Canal Therapy

Patients suffering from pain, prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat, tenderness when chewing or to touch, tooth discoloration, and the swelling, drainage, and tenderness in the lymph nodes are typically signs that you need a root canal. In some cases, patients showcase no symptoms– relying on regular preventative exams to discover these underlying issues.

How Does Root Canal Therapy Save the Tooth?

We remove the inflamed or infected soft tissue during the root canal treatment. Once removed, we carefully clean and shape the inside of the affected pulp then seal the space. Depending on each patient, we place a crown or restorative aid directly on the tooth or utilize fillings in order to bring it back to full function. Our advanced restorative aids and fillings ensure your treated tooth will blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.

For more information regarding root canal therapy for you or your family, please contact us!

Save Your Tooth

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