Root Canal Therapy
There is a common misconception that leads many patients to feel fear towards the idea of receiving a root canal. While the process can seem scary and invasive, in reality, it is a common procedure that is used to relieve pain from severe tooth injury or infection. Root canals are necessary to save the tooth and prevent infection from spreading to other teeth and gum tissue, which can cause damage to the bone in the process.
If you suspect that you need a root canal, call our office in Bell, CA, today to schedule treatment. We can assure you that you will be taken care of during the procedure and we are prepared to meet your needs with our skill and expertise, as well as dental sedation to keep you comfortable and calm.
Root Canal Process
- Before beginning root canal therapy, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to the surrounding gum tissue to ensure you feel no discomfort or pain during the procedure. We are also able to administer sedation to help you relax while treatment is performed.
- Once you are feeling more comfortable, we will start by creating a small hole in the tooth using the same technique we follow to remove tooth decay when a patient has a cavity!
- From the small hole created in the tooth, we will use special tools to cleanse the infection from the inside of the tooth structure. During this process, we will carefully remove nerves, veins, and other infected tissues from the interior, otherwise known as the tooth’s pulp.
- We will complete the procedure by reshaping the inner lining of the tooth and filling the empty space with a biocompatible, rubber compound.
- Finally, the tooth will be sealed with either a crown or filling to protect the delicate inner portion of the dental structure and restore the tooth’s function.
Signs of a Tooth Infection
- Painful Toothache
- Darkened Tooth
- Tooth Sensitivity to Hot or Cold
- Swelling of Gums Around the Tooth
Treating Your Tooth Right AwayWhen you are suffering from a tooth infection or have severely injured your tooth, it’s important to act fast in order to avoid the need for extraction. At our office, our same-day service option allows us to get you the care you need when you need it. Putting off your root canal therapy can lead to the spread of infection, requiring more treatment to get your oral health back in shape.
Call our office to schedule a time for your root canal treatment.