Toothaches or tooth pain are often caused by decay that has reached the inside of the tooth. While an extraction may be necessary when decay has become extensive, Dr. Guncha Sohi can often administer necessary care to eliminate decay and restore your dental health to save the natural tooth. Sohi Dentistry provides root canal therapy and other endodontic services in Placerville, CA. Schedule an appointment for treatment to restore your smile’s health.
Placer County Root Canal Specialist
When decay has penetrated the enamel and reached the inner pulp, which includes the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels, it may spread to other parts of the dental system. Root canal therapy or other endodontic treatment is often necessary to preserve the natural tooth and protect it from requiring an extraction.
Once adult teeth have completely erupted, the inner pulp becomes less important, allowing it to be safely removed as it is not vital to the structure of the tooth. Removing this inner pulp of a tooth ensures the infection is eliminated while the structure of the tooth is left intact. It is then filled and sealed off with a crown to protect it against further decay.
Symptoms that may warrant endodontic therapy include:
- Tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Damage to the Tooth’s Enamel
Endodontic Therapy in Placerville
Dr. Sohi is well experienced with eliminating decay deep in the tooth and restoring the tooth’s inner structure, doing so compassionately and gently. She and her team make your visit to our practice as pleasant as possible, offering accommodations as necessary.
While many believe root canal therapy may be painful, this procedure actually achieves the opposite. Root canal therapy alleviates pain and swelling caused by an infected tooth, relieving discomfort and improving the patient’s dental health.
Why not just receive an extraction?
While modern dentistry has improved treatments for replacing teeth using dental implants, there is no better fit for the jaw and the jaw structure than the natural tooth. Maintaining the natural roots of teeth ensures that the jaw bone and surrounding teeth remain supported.
When a tooth becomes infected, it’s best to receive treatment as soon as possible to ensure the health of the tooth. Infection will progress the longer a patient waits to receive treatment, making it especially important to receive care at the first sign of pain.
Schedule an Evaluation
When you’re in pain, dental care may be necessary to alleviate discomfort and restore your dental health. Dr. Sohi and her team are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health. Call Sohi Dentistry in Placerville to schedule your appointment.