Root Canal Basics in Modesto

added on: May 30, 2013


Most people know something about root canal treatments. Mostly, they know they want to avoid one! But do you know what it is, and why we perform root canal therapy at Vintage Dental in Modesto?

Why would I need root canal treatment?

The pulp cavity and root canals of your tooth contain the blood vessels and nerves that your tooth needs to thrive. If these tissues become injured or diseased, infection can set in and will need root canal therapy.

How is root canal therapy performed?

When we perform root canal therapy, we treat the infection and remove the infection inside the pulp and root canals. After cleaning out any bacteria or debris, we then fill in the root canals to replace the tissue and help seal out bacteria to prevent future problems. The root itself remains intact. Only the diseased tissue is removed.

Once the root canals have been treated and filled, we’ll generally reinforce and help protect your tooth by placing a porcelain crown over it. This can also help prevent future damage or infection and preserve your natural tooth.

If you’re experiencing pain, or recurring soreness and inflammation, please contact our Modesto dental office at 855-410-2544 to see us as soon as possible. In some cases, you may not feel any symptoms, but a general exam and x-rays might show us a problem before it becomes painful. So remember to keep up with regular checkups too!

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