Root Canal Dentist in Fresno, CA
As teeth wear down, the interior pulp and nerve may become infected or damaged. This decay can be very painful if left untreated. Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo may recommend a root canal treatment to treat the infection and restore your smile’s health. To learn more about root canals in Fresno, California, and to set up your personalized visit with our dentist, we welcome you to contact My Fresno Family Dentist at 559-432-2975 today.
A root canal treatment, also known as a root canal or root canal therapy, is an endodontic treatment designed to relieve pain and address oral health concerns caused by infection that has reached and damaged the pulp and nerves of an affected tooth. Disease that has reached past the outer enamel layer to a tooth’s nerves can cause severe toothaches and even kill the tooth, necessitating an extraction before your mouth can fully heal. In order to save your natural tooth and relieve the discomfort that infection causes, a root canal removes the infected tissue, thoroughly cleans the tooth and refills the affected area with a medicated material designed to prevent future issues. The tooth is then capped with a dental crown to protect and restore the tooth’s natural structure. From beginning to end, the entire procedure can be completed in as little as one or two visits to our office.
Despite their reputation, root canal treatments do not have to be painful, and they are actually designed to relieve pre-existing pain caused by damage or decay within the tooth. Advances in dental technology and anesthesia can make your treatment practically pain-free, and you can learn more about the steps our team takes to ensure your comfort when you call our office to schedule your appointment and learn more about root canals in Fresno.