If your tooth is severely infected or damaged, root canal treatment may be necessary to restore the health of the tooth. The dental pulp, which is the innermost layer of the tooth, may become diseased or infected if decay or damage reaches past the protective enamel layer. When the inner parts of the tooth become damaged, it often causes significant tooth pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. You may notice that your tooth is abnormally sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and the nearby gums may become swollen and tender. If you notice these signs or any other type of tooth pain, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment.
During root canal treatment, our dentist removes the infected and damaged parts of the tooth. We then thoroughly clean the tooth and root canal system to prevent the infection from recurring in the future. Finally, we fill the tooth and cap it with a restoration like a dental crown for protection. Dr. Nicholas D. Esplin is typically able to complete a root canal in Vacaville, California, in just one or two appointments, and we will make certain that each visit is as comfortable as possible. For more information about root canal treatment and our other dental services, we invite you to contact us today. We are eager to improve your oral health!