Why You Need Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected. If the infection continues to spread, you may end up losing the tooth entirely. Laser root canal treatment is a relatively painless procedure and can be very effective for restoring your oral health after tooth decay or when you have rotting teeth. You need treatment if you have an infected tooth and want to prevent further damage to the bone and tooth structure. 

Why Should I Have A Laser Root Canal?

Laser technology allows us to perform a root canal procedure with minimal discomfort to the patient and can be very effective for preserving your natural tooth. The procedure relies on laser technology to gently treat the infected tooth without the discomfort of a traditional root canal procedure.

We encourage patients to get the treatment they need as soon as an infection is detected because bacteria in the mouth can cause extensive damage to the soft and hard tissues. This bacteria can eat away at healthy bone and make cosmetic or dental implant procedures difficult.

Without appropriate treatment, the pus from the infected tooth can spread to the root tip and create an abscess that will damage the bone surrounding the tooth. Abscesses are traditionally very painful and, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and even serious health complications.

Most patients experience excruciating pain at this stage and the infection will only get worse. Laser root canal therapy is gentle and minimally invasive so that when you leave our office you will no longer be in pain or discomfort.

Laser root canal therapy can be very effective for treating the infection and restoring your oral health. Don't live with the pain and discomfort associated with an infected tooth or abscess. Laser root canal therapy will ensure you feel comfortable eating and speaking again with little to no downtime.

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What Can I Expect During My Laser Root Canal?

Laser Root Canal Treatment in Sonoma, CA

Virtually Painless

Laser root canal treatment is typically performed with anesthesia and will involve making a small opening in the tooth to remove the infection and clean out the canals.

Laser Root Canal Treatment in Sonoma, CA

Laser Disinfection

The laser is used to disinfect the tooth and remove any remaining traces of the infected pulp.

Laser Root Canal Treatment in Sonoma, CA

Porcelain Restoration

The canals are then filled with a special material and the tooth is topped with a filling and crown. The crown helps to strengthen and protect the tooth structure.