Root Canal Therapy
Save Your Tooth with Root Canal Treatment in Lincoln CA
Sometimes, a tooth may experience deep infection, cavities, decay, or suffer from a crack. Thankfully, your Lincoln CA family dentist can perform root canal therapy in order to repair and save this tooth! During this treatment, Dr. Nolan will remove the pulp and nerves of the tooth in order to clean the area that’s badly infected. Without this treatment, the bacteria from the infection or decay will build up at the root tip and the infection can spread to the surrounding bone. This can affect not only the rest of your teeth but your jawbone, as well! This will generally result in pain and swelling of the area and your tooth will likely have to be removed to keep it from spreading any longer.
What are signs that I may need a root canal?
- Pain while chewing, drinking, even talking!
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold (both foods, drinks, and general temperature) where the sensitivity lingers for extended periods of time
- Discoloration and darkening of the tooth
- Swollen gums in the area around the tooth
What does the treatment involve?
First, your Lincoln CA dentist will make an appointment into the pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth. Once this is removed, we thoroughly clean the root canal to remove the infection or decay. Depending on your treatment plan, your root canal therapy may be completed in multiple visits. If this is the case, there will be a filling placed to protect the tooth. When you return, Dr. Nolan will remove the temporary filling and continue to clean the root canal and pulp chamber before placing a permanent filling or crown over the tooth to fully protect it and return to its natural, healthy look.
Root canal treatment has a high success rate, as many of the teeth undergoing the procedure have been saved to last a lifetime! To learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment or consultation, call our office at (916) 645-1138 today.