When a tooth has become significantly damaged or decayed, Dr. Howard Nguyen may recommend root canal therapy to restore it. Unlike tooth extraction, which requires removing the natural tooth completely, root canal therapy allows Dr. Nguyen to save the natural tooth and restore health and function to your smile. Root canal therapy may be necessary if any of the following are present:
- Decay inside the tooth’s pulp
- An infection or abscess inside the tooth
- Significant injury or trauma
Root canal therapy can be completed in just two visits to Nguyen Dental Practice, and thanks to advances in treatment techniques, anesthesia and technology, the procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort. After the treatment is complete, Dr. Nguyen will place a dental crown on the treated tooth for additional protection and aesthetics.
Root canal therapy is often the only alternative to a tooth extraction. If the infected tooth is not treated, it can cause the tooth to die, and the infection may eventually spread. By performing a root canal we remove the infected and injured tooth tissues so that you can regain your oral health and continue using your original tooth.
We invite you to contact our office today at 209-478-6466 if you have questions about root canal therapy in Stockton, California, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist.