Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy helps restore the health and function of your tooth after it has been damaged or infected. Our dentists and team often recommend this treatment as an alternative to having the tooth extracted and replaced. Call Scordakis Family Dental today at 916- 363-2374 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Scordakis and Dr. Dina Wasileski and find out if root canal therapy is right for you.

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to save a tooth that has been damaged by decay or infection. The procedure involves removing the damaged tissue from inside the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the area then filling and sealing the tooth.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:

  • Severe toothache pain that radiates to other parts of your head
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling in your gums
  • Tenderness in your gums
  • Discoloration of your tooth

During root canal therapy, our dentists will first numb the area around your tooth to ensure that you are comfortable. Next, they will create an opening in your tooth to access the damaged tissue. Once the damaged tissue has been removed, the area will be cleaned and disinfected. Finally, the tooth will be sealed with a filling or crown.

There are many benefits to root canal therapy, including:

  • Relief from pain
  • Prevention of further damage
  • Improvement to your oral health

Root canal therapy is usually successful in saving teeth that have been damaged by decay or infection. However, there is a small chance that the infection could return. If this happens, you may need to undergo another root canal procedure or have the tooth extracted.

To learn more about root canal therapy in Sacramento, California, we invite you to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.