Root Canal

Painfree Root Canal

Roseville residents suffering from tooth pain can call 916-773-0800 and book an appointment to have Dr. Ralli examine their teeth and relieve their pain. Don't suffer needlessly with tooth pain. Let the friendly, compassionate team at Woodcreek Dentistry endeavor to save your tooth and help you to smile again.

If tooth decay reaches a tooth's nerve, a root canal procedure can save the tooth from extraction. Essentially, a root canal involves cleaning out a tooth's infected root, then filling and sealing the canal.

Root Canal Procedure:

  • The dentist makes an opening through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
  • The dentist removes the infected pulp, and the root canal is cleaned, enlarged, and shaped.
  • The dentist medicates the infected root and canal.
  • The dentist fills and seals the root canal.
  • The dentist covers the tooth with a crown or temporary.

Why a Root Canal?

A cavity that has been left untreated can become larger. Once the cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth, an infection forms at the base of the root canal, causing an abscess. This abscess is generally painful and will need to be removed.

Root Canal - What is a Post and Crown procedure?

The dentist places a post and crown when there is not enough tooth structure left for retention after your root canal procedure to support a crown. The dentist will place a post upon the tooth root. The dentist will then make a crown build-up around the post. Next, the dentist places a crown on the build-up


Sometimes the infection persists even after root canal therapy. In these cases, an apicoectomy, or root end resection can be performed to remove diseased tissue.

  1. An incision is made to allow access to the base of the tooth. The inflamed or infected pulp is treated and the canals are carefully cleaned and shaped.
  2. A small filling may be placed in the remaining tip of the tooth to seal the root canal. The gum tissue is stitched back into place.
  3. A crown is placed to protect the tooth.

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