Root Canal Dentist Vacaville, CA

What Is A Root Canal?

A root canal is one of the more common dental procedures performed, in fact over 14 million root canals are performed every year. A Root Canal or (Endodontics) is a simple treatment used to save your natural teeth and prevent the need of extraction, dental implants, or bridges.

Why Is A Root Canal Needed?

At the center of your tooth is the pulp. The pulp is made up of a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. A Root Canal may become necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected. Causes for infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma, decay, cracks and chips. Symptoms of an infection can often be visible injury, or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.