Relieve Pain and Save Your Teeth with Gentle Root Canal Treatment
It’s your desire to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. For this reason, you brush and floss daily and see a dentist every six months to keep your teeth and gums in great shape. Unfortunately, despite your good oral care, injuries and tooth decay can happen, causing tooth infection. The good news is that Granite Bay Dentistry can save your tooth using root canal therapy — a procedure where Dr. Colby Smith and our team of dental specialists remove the infected tooth pulp chamber and crown your tooth with a dental cap to restore it for life!
What to expect during root canal therapy
At Granite Bay Dentistry, we are proud to provide the most gentle and effective root canals to preserve smiles in Granite Bay, California, and the environs. See for yourself how we do our endodontic therapy to save your teeth:
- Step 1: Our dental team uses dental x-rays to determine the location and extent of tooth infection. We also examine the surrounding bone and gums to see whether they are healthy enough to support your tooth.
- Step 2: After Dr. Smith establishes that a root canal can save your tooth, we administer a precise amount of anesthesia to minimize discomfort. You won’t believe this, but a root canal is no more painful than a typical cavity-filling treatment!
- Step 3: The dentist performs a pulpectomy, where he accesses your tooth internals from the top to remove the diseased pulp chamber. Next, we clean the empty chamber and root canals to eliminate harmful bacteria. Then, we seal the root canals with gutta-percha to prevent future infections.
- Step 4: The final step is to restore your treated tooth. We place a temporary filling as you wait for your permanent crown to restore beauty and strength to your treated tooth.
Unlike popular misconceptions, a root canal is fast and painless. Depending on the extent of your infection, a typical root canal takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. Also, don’t hesitate to undergo endodontic therapy because you perceive it to be painful — our latest techniques yield pain-free and successful results. If there is anything to lose, it’s the pain that keeps you awake at night!
Stop the pain and save your smile with root canal treatment
Keep your teeth, and maintain your wonderful smile! If you want to save your infected tooth with a root canal, please dial (916) 735-4720 for a free consultation with Dr. Colby Smith. We are located in Granite Bay, CA, but serve the surrounding cities of Folsom, Roseville, Loomis, Lincoln, and Rocklin.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.