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The mouth is a complex part of the body with a lot of different interactions. There are many things happening in your mouth that you can’t see. One of those things involves the root canal. Beneath the teeth and gums are the roots, blood vessels, and nerves that support them. Sometimes an infection happens in this area and you might need a treatment called a root canal.

The root canal itself includes a set of tubes inside the roots of the tooth that allow the supporting blood vessels and nerves to get nutrients to the tooth. If these tubes get infected, it can cause severe amounts of pain and sometimes kill the tooth, making you need a removal. A root canal treatment can clear out the infection and save the tooth from dying.

To treat your infected root canal, Dr. David J. Berg will first numb the tooth to ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible. Then he will open the tooth down to the infected pulp cavity. After that, he will remove the infected parts of the pulp and replace them with plugs that will secure the root of the tooth. Your tooth should then heal successfully without much pain and preventing any further problems.

Many people may feel uncertain about getting a root canal treatment, but Dr. (doctor name) is very skilled at doing his job and keeping you comfortable both during the treatment at our office in Sacramento, California, and for caring for the tooth during recovery.

For more information about root canals and root canal therapy, call Studio 1 Dental today.