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Root Canals In Citrus Heights

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?


A root canal is a dental procedure designed to save a tooth that’s badly damaged or infected. This damage often occurs in the tooth’s pulp – the soft inner part housing nerves and blood vessels. If untreated, an infected pulp can cause serious oral health issues.

The root canal process involves removing this infected pulp, thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the space inside the tooth, and then filling and sealing it. The tooth is later restored with a crown or filling for protection and functionality. Essentially, a root canal is like a deep cleaning inside your tooth, removing harmful bacteria, repairing the damage, and restoring your tooth’s health.

ROOT CANALS AT MAKE A SMILE DENTAL


We understand that root canals can seem scary, but our endodontics team is dedicated to making the process as stress-free and straightforward as possible. We frequently perform root canals, which are critical procedures that help our patients retain their natural teeth and enjoy their best oral health. By regularly performing root canals, we’ve been able to assist countless patients in maintaining their best oral health, avoiding further complications, and above all, preserving their natural smile.

We’ve turned intimidating dental procedures into a welcoming and calming experience at Make A Smile Dental. Our objective is not just to treat, but to create an environment where our patients feel comfortable, relaxed, and assured about their oral health. We hope to continue guiding our patients towards their best dental health and bring about smiles that are not just beautiful but also confident and healthy.

3 Signs You Need A Root Canal

 Here are 3 signs that you or your child might need a root canal:

  1. Severe pain while chewing or biting: This might indicate that the nerves inside the tooth are inflamed or infected.
  2. Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures: If you feel a lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods, it may be a sign that the nerves in your tooth are damaged.
  3. Swelling, tenderness, or redness in the gums near the painful tooth: This can suggest that an infection has spread from the tooth to the surrounding tissues.

3 SIGNS YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL

 Here are 3 signs that you or your child might need a root canal:

  1. Severe pain while chewing or biting: This might indicate that the nerves inside the tooth are inflamed or infected.
  2. Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures: If you feel a lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods, it may be a sign that the nerves in your tooth are damaged.
  3. Swelling, tenderness, or redness in the gums near the painful tooth: This can suggest that an infection has spread from the tooth to the surrounding tissues.
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Frequently Asked Questions

While root canal treatments have a reputation for being painful, modern dental technology and anesthetics make the process much more comfortable. Most patients report that the procedure is no more painful than having a filling placed.

A root canal treatment usually takes between one to two hours, and may require one or two visits to the dentist, depending on the complexity of the case and the tooth involved.

The cost of a root canal varies depending on factors such as the severity of the damage to the tooth and the specific tooth affected. Your dental insurance may also affect the cost.

The alternative to a root canal is typically tooth extraction. The extracted tooth can then be replaced with a dental implant, bridge, or denture to restore chewing function and prevent shifting of the adjacent teeth.

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