With so many myths floating around about root canals, we understand why you may feel nervous about this procedure. However, you have nothing to worry about. Root canal therapy does not cause pain–it relieves it! You will receive quality care from our experienced team of professionals, and we will walk you through the entire procedure, step by step. By the end of the procedure, you will have a healthy tooth that will get you smiling again.
When you have a cavity on your tooth that is left untreated, the decay will spread past the enamel into the pulp. Likewise, if you have a crack in your tooth that is left untreated, bacteria will enter and inflame the pulp. Your tooth houses living tissue including blood vessels and nerves, so when your tooth becomes infected, there will be swelling and pressure, and you will experience sharp pains. If the issue is not addressed, the infection can spread to peripheral tissues, including your jawbone. With root canal therapy, we can disinfect your tooth and save you from a total tooth extraction.
Dr. May Chen discusses how there are no alternatives to a Root Canal Treatment.
If you are experiencing any dental pain, it’s important that you call us right away for an exam. Some of the signs that indicate that you may need root canal therapy include:
- Increased sensitivity to heat and cold
- An abscess has developed on your gums
- You have a deeply cracked tooth that has changed color
- You are experiencing pain on your tooth
We’re here to help relieve your dental pain and keep you informed throughout the entire process. During your procedure, an anesthetic will be applied and your tooth will be cleaned and disinfected. In some cases, the procedure may require more than a single visit. We will then seal off the canal and give you a permanent filling or dental crown to protect the tooth. With our skilled dental team, you will experience gentle care with quality results.
If you would like more information about root canal therapy, contact our office today to schedule your appointment.