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Root Canal Treatment – Fresno, CA

Finding Relief from
Tooth Pain

Man with healthy smile after root canal therapy

Most people approach the idea of a root canal with fear or dread. However, this emergency dental treatment with our Fresno dentist can actually save your tooth and relieve pain. When your tooth experiences severe trauma or deep decay, the nerve, or pulp, can die. An infection builds up inside, and this can cause pressure and discomfort. That’s why Dr. Reintjes needs to intervene ASAP. To learn more about this procedure, you can read on or give our friendly dental team a call.

Why Choose The Fresno Family Dental Office of Byron L. Reintjes, DDS For Root Canal Treatment?

  • State of the Art Techniques and Technology
  • Dental Sedation Offered for Your Comfort
  • Highly Experienced Dentist and Caring Team

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Model of the inside of a healthy tooth not in need of root canal therapy

A root canal needs to be performed if the pulp inside the tooth (which contains numerous blood vessels and nerves) has become infected. The pulp won’t get better on its own, and it needs to be removed if you want to preserve the tooth itself. Possible symptoms that can indicate that you need a root canal include persistent pain, increased sensitivity when biting or eating something hot or cold, swelling, fever, and small sores on the gum tissue.

The Root Canal Process

X-ray of a tooth in need of root canal therapy

The root canal procedure is nowhere near as painful as television might have you believe. The area around the tooth receiving treatment will be numbed in order to keep you as comfortable as possible. Other forms of sedation dentistry are also available if you need some additional help staying calm. During the treatment, we’ll open the tooth and remove the pulp along with any harmful bacteria that might be hiding in the canals. Then we’ll simply refill and reseal the tooth. In most cases, we’ll also place a crown to protect it afterward.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

Man smiling while working on computer in office

Although its reputation would make you believe that it’s all bad, the opposite is true: there are several perks to getting a root canal when you need one! Here are a few:

  • Root canal treatment can save your tooth, preventing it from needing to be pulled.
  • The restoration used to protect your tooth moving forward is crafted from lifelike materials.
  • The success rate is high, which means the results can last for 10+ years.
  • The root canal procedure is painless.

If you are interested in learning more about root canals – from how much it costs to if you need this emergency dental treatment – the next step is simple: give our Fresno dental team a call! From there, we can answer any questions you have or schedule your next appointment.