Our dentist may recommend root canal therapy in Victorville, California, to save your tooth. Root canals are often recommended when the dental pulp is infected or damaged in order to prevent the tooth from being extracted. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt and learn more about root canal therapy, call Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800.
Root canals are a type of endodontic treatment. Endodontics is a field of dental specialty that involves treating dental problems involving the pulp of the tooth. Dental pulp is the innermost portion of the tooth and includes the tissues, nerves and blood vessels that keep your teeth healthy and alive. When infection, decay or injury penetrate past the tooth enamel and into the pulp, endodontic treatment becomes necessary to prevent the tooth from dying.
Root canals involve removing the infected and injured tissues. The tooth is then cleaned and filled with a medicated material before being capped with a dental crown to complete treatment and finish restoring the tooth. A temporary crown or filling may be used until the custom crown can be completed and placed.
Though root canal treatment has a reputation as being painful, our dentist uses the latest treatment techniques and technologies to minimize discomfort and complete your treatment in just one or two appointments. Sedation dentistry is also available to help you relax and feel at ease.
Give us a call today to set up your consultation and learn more about how root canal therapy can benefit you!