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Your oral health is one of the most important things in your life. It’s an indicator of overall wellness, in addition to ensuring you have great confidence and self-esteem. When you have a good smile, it means you have good oral health – and that gives you confidence in many areas of life.

Sometimes, though, bad oral health care can result in serious problems. A solution to some of those problems is a root canal. Today we’re going to explain what root canals are.

What are they?
When you go see a doctor to get help with treating an infected, decaying or otherwise damaged tooth, a root canal is only recommended if it’s absolutely necessary. A root canal is a process of removing the pulp from inside of your tooth, which also removes any infection. The removal process Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara T. Afshar use will likely result in you needing restorative dentistry after the root canal.

When do I need it?
You’ll likely only need a root canal is there’s no other way to save your tooth. Removing the pulp effectively kills your tooth, which is why a root canal is so serious. But if the infection is that bad, a root canal will stop infection in its tracks – saving the original tooth and others.

The team here at Star Dental in Roseville, California, is here to help every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us today for any questions. We can be reached at 916.773.6222.