If bacteria make their way into your tooth through small openings or cavities and reach your dental pulp in the lowermost portion of your teeth, the root canals, an infection may occur. This infection may affect the health of your entire tooth and adjacent teeth. Root canal therapy offers a solution for improving the health of your tooth.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a safe procedure that addresses a tooth infection and protects the surrounding teeth and gums. Your dentist will begin by numbing your tooth and the surrounding area. The dentist will then clear away the infection and decayed material before filling the root canals with a special material, and sealing up the tooth. To protect your tooth from future infection, while restoring stability, we may then cover your tooth with a dental crown. We may also prescribe antibiotics for after your therapy to clear up any remaining infection.
Root Canal Therapy Benefits
Root canal therapy may allow you to retain your tooth, so you will not require a costly replacement or extraction. It may protect the rest of your smile from the need for additional restorative dentistry care.
Schedule Your Root Canal Therapy With Us
Root canal therapy may be an appropriate restorative solution to improving the health of your tooth. For more information, please contact one of our Riverside Dental Group offices. We have locations in Corona, Moreno Valley, Riverside, and Temecula.