At Sonrisa Dental, we do everything we can to preserve teeth and save them from extraction. Whenever possible, we will recommend treatment that will help strengthen and protect your teeth. One treatment that can save a tooth from extraction is root canal therapy. When decay has spread deeper into the tooth it will eventually reach the pulp of the tooth. When this happens, root canal therapy must be performed to save the tooth from further pain and damage. Root canal therapy has helped several patients avoid dental emergencies and preserve their natural teeth. When root canal therapy is performed, it can help your tooth last for many more years!
Signs Of Needing Root Canal Therapy
If you are in need of root canal therapy, you may be experiencing symptoms such as severe pain when biting or chewing and lingering sensitivity to hot and cold. You may also have swollen, tender gums, deep decay or a cracked tooth. If you have any of these signs, we recommend seeing a dentist as soon as possible to avoid a dental emergency!
How Root Canal Therapy Works
When your dentist performs root canal therapy, he first ensures that you are completely comfortable. The area around the tooth is completely numbed before treatment. Sedation dentistry is an available option to help you feel relaxed throughout the entire visit. Once ready, your dentist carefully removes all decay and infection from the tooth. He also removes the pulp of the tooth. Then the tooth is cleaned and sealed following treatment. Your dentist can discuss restorative treatment options such as a dental crown or filling so that your tooth can continue to function normally. Treatment options can blend in naturally with your smile and fully restore your tooth.
The longer you avoid your dental concerns, the more likely those concerns can develop into serious dental issues. Skip the pain and discomfort of an unhealthy mouth and contact our office if you are in need of root canal therapy in Chula Vista, CA, or would like a second opinion.