Root canal procedures have been a staple of restorative dentistry for generations and have garnered a negative reputation among patients. Dr. Kristi Alexander is very gentle and considerate of his patients’ comfort while performing this procedure, and his patients often comment on his calm and soothing demeanor. Root canals are used when the nerve of a tooth dies from untreated infection or trauma.
To remove the nerve Dr. Alexander drills through the top of the tooth to expose the pulp chamber. She then extracts the infected tissue, fills the vacant canal, and further removes some enamel to help fit the tooth with a porcelain dental crown. While the crown is being fabricated at an outside dental laboratory, Dr. Alexander will cover the tooth temporarily. At your follow up appointment to Kristi Alexander, DDS the crown will be fitted and bonded into place. For pain-free root canals in Fair Oaks, CA, contact our office to schedule an appointment.