Root Canal Treatments in Dublin, CA
When a tooth develops a cavity that is deep or large, it can extend into the nerve (pulp) deep inside. Once the pulp becomes necrotic, the tooth will require a root canal so that it does not frequently abscess or need to be extracted.
At Persimmon Dental Care, we provide gentle endodontic treatments on even the most apprehensive of individuals. If you’re nervous about getting such a treatment done, we’re more than happy to discuss options such as sedation dentistry to help you relax.
“How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?”
Watch for signs of unprovoked pain. If you are not chewing or using your tooth, yet it starts to ache, this is not normal. Even if you are not in severe discomfort, the nerve may be damaged if you notice lingering pain.
To diagnose the condition, we will take a digital x-ray to evaluate the root and the area surrounding the tooth. Sometimes there is not an obvious abscess, but your symptoms point toward a microscopic crack in your tooth.
You may notice other signs or symptoms such as:
- Sensitivity to heat
- Swelling or a “pimple” along your gums
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Pain when biting down
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During an endodontic treatment, we will thoroughly numb your tooth and the nerve inside of it. Then, an opening is made to access the necrotic pulp tissue so that it can be removed. After the root canals are cleaned and medicated, we will place a filling inside of the canals to seal them off.
A root canal and corresponding crown over your tooth will help to structurally reinforce it for normal, daily wear. The crown is necessary because an endodontically treated tooth no longer has circulation, which can make it become brittle and shatter.
Persimmon Dental Care provides most root canal treatments in our Dublin office. As such, we can help our patients avoid the need for an immediate referral to an endodontic specialist. This makes your treatment more convenient, but also more affordable for you in the long run.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain for no apparent reason, contact us today to schedule an exam.
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