Root Canal

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Root Canals: Saving Your Tooth at The Hills Family Dentistry

At The Hills Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to preventing tooth loss and resolving challenging dental issues. One effective solution we offer is root canal therapy, which can save a deeply infected tooth and prevent the need for more expensive replacements such as dentures or implants.

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What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is often necessary when a tooth is deeply infected or has suffered trauma. This procedure involves removing the infected or inflamed inner parts of the tooth—primarily the pulp and root—to prevent further decay and preserve the tooth's structure.

A tooth is made up of three layers: the enamel on the outside, the dentin beneath it, and the pulp and root at the center which house living tissue. When infection or trauma reaches the pulp or root, removing this material through a root canal can save the tooth.

Root Canal Procedure

At The Hills Family Dentistry, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. For root canal treatments, we collaborate with skilled endodontists in the area to ensure the highest quality of care.

The procedure starts with the removal of decay using a dental drill. The endodontist then cleans out the pulp and root from the center of the tooth. The area is then sterilized with an antimicrobial solution to eliminate any remaining bacteria. Finally, we fill the cleaned space with gutta-percha, a non-reactive material, and seal the tooth with a composite filling or a crown to restore its function.

Root canal therapy is a crucial treatment to prevent tooth extraction, which can lead to further oral health issues and necessitate expensive tooth replacement options.

Schedule An Appointment

If you need root canal therapy or have any questions, please (760) 798-7166 today to schedule your appointment. We're here to help you with your dental care needs!