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The mouth is a complex interaction of a lot of different parts, and there are many things happening in it that you don’t know about. Beneath the teeth and gums are the roots, blood vessels, and nerves that support them. If an infection happens in this area a root canal treatment might be necessary.

The root canal is a set of tubes inside the roots of a tooth that allow the supporting blood vessels and nerves to supply nutrients to the tooth. If this tube gets infected, it can cause a lot of pain and potentially kill the tooth. A root canal treatment can clear out the infection and save the tooth.

To treat your infected root canal, Dr. Steven J. Brazis will first numb the tooth to ensure that you experience as little pain as possible. He will then numb the tooth to the infected pulp cavity. After that, he will remove the infected parts of the pulp and replace them with plugs that will secure the root.

While many people may feel uncertain about getting a root canal treatment, it is there to help save your tooth and the doctors are there to make you comfortable. Dr. Steven J. Brazis is very skilled at keeping you comfortable for both the treatment at our office in Sacramento, California, and for caring for your tooth during recovery.

For more information about root canal therapy, call our office today.