Comprehensive Root Canal Therapy at Alta Vista Dental Care

Root canal therapy is a crucial treatment at Alta Vista Dental Care for saving an infected or abscessed tooth. This procedure is often the most effective way to preserve a tooth and alleviate pain caused by internal infection.

Understanding Root Canals

Effective Relief from Tooth Infection: A root canal involves carefully removing the infected or inflamed pulp from within a tooth, cleaning the internal canals, and then filling and sealing the space. This process eliminates infection and protects the tooth from future microbial invasion.

The Process of a Root Canal

Gentle and Precise Treatment: Our skilled dentists, or endodontists, perform root canals with precision and care. The process includes:

Accessing the Infected Area

Opening the infected tooth to reach the pulp.

Removing Infection

Thoroughly cleaning out the infected tissue and disinfecting the canals.

Filling and Sealing

After the infection is cleared, filling the canals with a biocompatible material and sealing the tooth to prevent re-infection.

Dispelling Myths About Root Canal Pain

A Comfortable and Painless Experience: Contrary to common misconceptions, root canal treatments at Alta Vista Dental Care are not painful. With modern anesthetics and advanced techniques, the procedure is typically no more uncomfortable than getting a filling.

Cost-Effectiveness of Root Canal Therapy

A Worthwhile Investment in Your Oral Health: The cost of a root canal varies depending on the complexity of the tooth being treated, with multi-canal teeth like molars generally being more involved. However, root canal therapy is often more cost-effective than the alternative of tooth extraction and replacement with an implant or bridge.

Recognizing Symptoms of Tooth Infection

When to Seek Treatment: Contact us immediately if you experience:

  • Tooth discoloration or darkening
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Severe pain during chewing or when applying pressure
  • Swelling or pimple-like sores near the tooth
  • Throbbing pain inside the tooth

An untreated tooth infection can not only cause severe discomfort but can also lead to more serious health issues.

Schedule Your Root Canal Therapy

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a tooth infection, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with Alta Vista Dental Care today. Call us at (530) 885-3368 for a consultation. Our team is committed to providing effective, comfortable root canal treatments to restore your oral health and relieve pain.

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Dr. Heather Beaty, at Alta Vista Dental Care, combines expert dental care with a personal touch, ensuring every smile is healthy and every patient is heard.


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