Root Canals

Root Canals

Root Canals

At Waterman Boulevard Family Dentistry, we may recommend a root canal when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected or damaged. This can happen for various reasons, including tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury to the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth and cause serious health problems.

Our dentist in Fairfield, CA, will begin the root canal procedure by numbing the area around the affected tooth. They will then make a small incision in the tooth to access its pulp. Next, they will remove the pulp and nerve tissue and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth. To finish the procedure, the dentist will fill the tooth with an inert material and cap it with a dental crown. 

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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

  • Pain when chewing or biting down
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swelling around the gums
  • Tenderness or swelling of the jaw
  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Pus discharge from the mouth
  • Sores on the gums near the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling 

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy 

Saves the Tooth 

When a tooth becomes infected, it’s usually because its nerve tissue has been damaged. This damage can be caused by tooth decay, an injury to the tooth, or repeated dental procedures on the tooth. When a tooth's pulp is damaged, it needs to be removed to prevent the spread of the infection to other parts of the mouth. If the infection is not treated, it can lead to an abscessed tooth, which can result in tooth loss. 

Prevents Infection 

An untreated tooth infection can lead to severe complications, such as abscesses, bone loss, and even tooth loss. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other body parts and cause serious health problems. Root canal therapy in Fairfield, CA, removes the infection from the tooth and prevents it from spreading to other areas. 

Relieves Pain 

One of the most common symptoms of an infected tooth is pain. The pain can be severe and debilitating, making it difficult to eat, sleep, or function normally. Root canal therapy relieves the pain by removing the infected tissue from the tooth. 

Improves Appearance 

Root canal therapy can also improve the appearance of your smile. Once the infection has been removed, the tooth can be restored with a crown or filling. This restores the natural appearance of the tooth and improves the overall appearance of your smile. 

Root canal therapy is an effective way to treat an infected tooth and save it from extraction. To learn more about the benefits of root canal treatment, visit Waterman Boulevard Family Dentistry at 2801 Waterman Blvd., STE 120, Fairfield, CA 94534, or call (707) 429-0451.

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Address: 2801 Waterman Blvd STE 120, Fairfield, CA 94534


Phone: (707) 429-0451