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Root Canals

 

A root canal is a procedure to save an internally damaged tooth from extraction.

 

What is involved in a root canal?

 

Each tooth contains pulp, commonly called the nerve, with canals that lead to the tooth root.  These canals serve the important functions of transporting blood and nutrients to the root and removing toxins.  Bacteria can enter these canals when a tooth is damaged by a fracture, deep cavity, or other injury.  Left untreated, acute pain and pressure can occur.  Ultimately, you may lose gum tissue, bone, and even your tooth.

 

To treat early stage infection, one of our staff will clean out the canals, fill them with a bio-compatible substance, and mount a custom crown atop the tooth.   This will help preserve your smile and give you a strong, healthy, and protected tooth.

 Signature Dental - 4321 Truxel Road Suite #F5 - Sacramento, CA 95834, USA - (916) 515-1588