Krystle Fenton, DDS
Root canals or endodontic treatment can restore teeth, eliminate pain, or repair a damaged tooth. Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove, CA, is proud to offer general dentistry procedures, like root canals, for healthier smiles. Extractions aren’t always the answer. Our dentist, Dr. Fenton, can address concerns including pain, infection, tooth decay, and more with root canals.
Restoring Teeth With Root Canals in Elk Grove!
Why should you choose Laguna Vista Dental for root canals in Elk Grove? We are passionate about helping patients. We understand that a tooth infection can be painful. We also know that you may be worried an extraction is the only solution. Our mission is to provide you with exceptional care.
Our dentist is board-certified with years of experience working with patients. Laguna Vista Dental uses the latest technology, techniques, and equipment in our state of the art office. These features allow us to provide superior comfort and results to our patients. Root canals can sound frightening. We completely understand your concerns. Our entire dental team goes above and beyond to ensure you feel no pain throughout the whole procedure. We pride ourselves on comfort-first dentistry. Excellent patient experience is a priority.
What are root canals?
Most individuals are familiar with cavities and fillings. The average American has had at least three fillings in their lifetime. 25% of the population has had 11 or more. Fillings and root canals aren’t the same. A filling addresses tooth decay that is on the surface or affecting the enamel of the tooth. A root canal is an immediate solution for tooth decay that has gone unchecked and spread to the inside of the tooth.
General dentists are qualified to perform root canal treatments. More complicated cases may require an endodontist. Endodontists have multiple years of training, specifically with root canals.
When a tooth pulp is inflamed, infected, or dead, a root canal may be recommended. The dental pulp is the soft substance located in the center of the tooth. It consists of blood, nerves, connective tissue, and vessels that allow for a person to have feelings and sensitivity with their tooth. The hollow part of the tooth is called the pulp chamber. It contains pulp and travels down the canal to reveal the root of the tooth. All teeth have at least one tooth canal.
During root canal therapy, the dental pulp is removed. The entire tooth, including the canals and pulp chamber, will be sealed with materials similar to what your dentist uses for fillings. Filling the tooth prevents bacteria from re-entering and causing an infection. Your dentist can then place a crown for added protection and support of the natural tooth.
Benefits of Root Canals
There could be many reasons a root canal may be right for you. To learn if this is the right treatment evaluation is required. We will need to ascertain if the pulp of the tooth is diseased, and how advanced the tooth decay may be. This will tell us how to proceed. Take a look at a few benefits our patients can gain from having a root canal to solve tooth pain, tooth decay, and other complications with their tooth
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If you’re experiencing a tooth infection, tooth decay and are looking for effective treatment, we can help. Laguna Vista Dental is proud to offer highly effective treatments to restore your tooth. As your Elk Grove dentist, we have general dentistry options, including root canals available. To schedule an appointment with our office, contact us online by clicking here or give us a call at (916) 684-3105.