Relieve tooth pain and save your natural tooth
Endodontic therapy is an effective way to preserve dying, damaged, and abscessing teeth. As one of the dentists best known for relaxing, pain-free treatment, Dr. Sutton provides comprehensive root canals in Santa Rosa in an extremely comfortable atmosphere.
Why Do I Need A Root Canal?
When trauma, bacteria, or decay affect the pulp (nerve) of a tooth, it ultimately leads to tooth death. Over time the tooth will begin to darken and deteriorate. If caught early enough, the inside of the nerve chamber can be restored to preserve the tooth overall.
You may need a root canal if your tooth is:
- Severely decayed
- Visibly abscessed
What Is A Root Canal?
Root canal treatment is similar to a dental filling. The only difference is that it extends into the nerve chamber, which includes the root of the tooth. During the appointment, the nerve tissues inside of the tooth are removed and the hollow chamber is thoroughly cleaned. Then a special filling material is placed down into the opening to seal out bacteria. Once endodontic therapy is complete, the tooth is no longer vital or susceptible to pain.
After your treatment is complete, we will want to protect the tooth with a porcelain crown. Otherwise, the non-vital tooth structure could start to wear down prematurely. A crown will ensure normal biting strength while maintaining optimal aesthetics.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.
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Ensuring Your Comfort, Relieving Tooth Pain
Endodontic therapy treats the source of infection and discomfort. Completing your root canal with Dr. Sutton is a straightforward, comfortable procedure thanks to our state-of-the-art technology and sedation options.
Toothaches are typically associated with swelling or nerve infections. Root canal treatment addresses both of these at their source. Should you have a significant abscess, Dr. Sutton can take additional steps to minimize inflammation and assure a better response to local anesthetic during your appointment. Your comfort is extremely important to us.
Alternatives To Root Canal Treatment
The only viable alternative to getting a root canal is to have the tooth extracted. Typically, we only recommend having a tooth removed if it’s non-restorable. But dental extractions require additional steps to preserve overall oral health, including tooth replacement. In the best-case scenario, the standard of care is to repair the natural tooth.
Get A Professional Opinion
Looking for the gentlest root canal experience in Santa Rosa? Santa Rosa Dentistry and Implant Center is one of the only practices in the area to offer multiple sedation options and have a sedation dentist on staff.
Saving your smile should be an enjoyable experience. Dr. Sutton is sought out by hundreds of new patients each year due to his compassionate approach and extensive cosmetic knowledge. Contact our office today to reserve a one-on-one consultation.
About Dr. Wayne Sutton
Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County, and with over 20 years of experience, his implant center maintains a standard of excellence using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.
Dr. Sutton completed his postgraduate studies at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and received his doctorate, three years of experience as a clinical instructor, and the coveted “Clinical Excellence Award” from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997. He also earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group.
Dr. Sutton continues to take four times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Sutton is also a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.
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