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In the past, there was no way to save teeth that were badly decayed and severely damaged. Extraction was the only means. That all changed when root canal treatments were introduced. Root canal treatment is an excellent and highly effective way to restore a severely damaged tooth.

patient undergoing a root canal procedure at dental office

Research conducted by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) estimated that 15.1 million root canal treatments were performed in the US on an annual basis.
Modern technology and the use of anesthetics go a long way in making the procedure as pain-free as possible. If you require a root canal treatment, we at Boulevard Dental use special methods to make the procedure quick, safe and virtually painless for our patients.

What is a Root Canal?

Let’s take a look at what a root canal procedure actually involves.

Firstly, a root canal is not the procedure itself, but the natural cavity situated in the center of your tooth which houses the tooth’s nerve and the pulp chamber.

When a tooth is severely decayed, the pulp within the tooth is exposed and there is a chance of it getting infected. A root canal procedure is performed to save or repair the tooth. During the procedure, the nerve and the pulp are removed from the tooth before it is cleaned and sealed back up. Without a root canal treatment, there is a risk of infections and abscesses form in the tissues surrounding the affected tooth.

Signs You May Require Root Canal Treatment

tooth with root canal x ray info-graphic

Tooth decay is a serious matter that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Root canal procedures can only save a decaying tooth if the treatment is performed on time.

Generally, there are some signs that indicate that you may require a root canal.

However, there are other symptoms such as soft tissue asymmetry and evidence of infection drainage that are not outwardly apparent. They require the trained eye of a dentist and, in some cases, x-rays.

Toothaches can be extremely unpleasant. At Boulevard Dental, we offer exemplary general dentistry services that provide relief to all types of dental and oral problems. Call 661-947-7737 to book an appointment today!

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