Tooth decay and infection are the most common dental problems, and many people fall prey to the same. The reasons are many – unhealthy eating habits, poor dental hygiene, missing dental check-ups, and examinations. In some cases, the nerves of your teeth get affected by such decay and infection. This situation calls for root canal therapy.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
To save your teeth from extraction, we may perform root canal therapy which involves removing tooth pulp, decay, infection, and the accumulation of bacteria from your pulp. The cavity is then filled with a special dental-grade material, restoring the function of your teeth.
Extracting or removing teeth leads to many problems, especially for your adjacent teeth. We perform root canal therapy on your decayed teeth and ensure that our treatment lasts a lifetime.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Apart from infection in your teeth pulp (the living tissue inside your pulp), we may also recommend this treatment in case of infection or abscess developing inside your teeth or on the tip of your root. In some cases, root canal therapy is also suggested during trauma or injury.
What are the Symptoms of Root Canal Therapy?
If you feel abscess or inflammation on the gums, severe toothache, pain in your teeth, sensitivity to hot and cold food – you may be a candidate for root canal therapy. Sometimes, you may experience no symptoms, and the need for this treatment is observed only after dental examination.
How is Root Canal Therapy Performed?
You may need to visit more than one time for the procedure. We start with taking the X-rays of your teeth to find the location of infection or decay. We administer a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and then place a rubber dam around them to keep them dry.
An opening is made on the top of your teeth, after which we use files (dental instruments) to remove the pulp, bacteria, nerve tissue, and decay. After removing the decay, we clean your teeth and seal them using a dental filling.
During the next appointment, we fill and seal the roots and the root canal cavity with dental-grade materials. We will also place a filling to cover the opening of your teeth. This procedure is followed by placing the crown to restore the appearance and function of your teeth.
What Should I Do After Root Canal?
You may feel some pain and swelling after the procedure, but it goes away within a few days. Always maintain good oral hygiene and visit us from time to time to check on your dental health.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.