Root canal treatment may be necessary when the pulp inside your tooth (soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. Tooth inflammation can be caused by a large cavity, a cracked or broken tooth or an injury to your mouth. If the infected pulp is not removed, you can have pain and swelling, experience significant bone loss, and your tooth may need to be extracted.
Lanphier Family Dental offers gentle root canal treatment, including on an emergency basis. We can provide nitrous oxide gas to help ensure that you feel calm and relaxed. During your root canal, we thoroughly remove the diseased pulp. Then, we clean and seal the pulp chamber and root canal of your tooth. We can also place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against future fracture. In selected cases, we may refer you to a local root canal specialist.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure. Best of all, it saves your tooth and your smile.
To learn more about Lanphier Family Dental gentle root canal procedures, please call: (415) 454-8640.