Root Canal

At Valley Oak Family Dentistry, our root canal services are a vital component of our comprehensive dental care. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is performed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, or other dental issues. Our skilled dental professionals use advanced techniques and modern technology to ensure a comfortable and effective root canal experience for our patients.

The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Evaluation: The dentist thoroughly examines the affected tooth, often utilizing X-rays to assess the extent of the infection or damage.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure.
  3. Pulp Removal: The infected or inflamed pulp inside the tooth is carefully removed. This helps alleviate pain and prevents the spread of infection.
  4. Cleaning and Disinfection: The root canals are meticulously cleaned, disinfected, and shaped to remove any remaining bacteria and debris.
  5. Filling: The now-empty root canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to seal the space and prevent future infection.
  6. Restoration: A crown or other suitable restoration is often placed on the treated tooth to restore its strength, functionality, and appearance.

Our root canal services aim to preserve natural teeth and alleviate pain, providing an alternative to tooth extraction. The use of state-of-the-art technology and a compassionate approach ensures that patients receive optimal care during this process.

Valley Oak Family Dentistry is committed to delivering high-quality root canal services to the East Bay community, emphasizing patient comfort, precision, and long-term oral health. Our experienced team is dedicated to making the experience as smooth and pain-free as possible, helping patients maintain their natural smiles.