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Are You a Candidate For Root Canals Treatment?

Are You a Candidate For Root Canals Treatment?

Are you experiencing severe tooth pain? Noticing swelling around one of your teeth? Do you have an infection that has invaded the pulp of your tooth? If so, chances are that you are a candidate for Root Canal Treatment.

What Causes The Need for Root Canals?

When bacteria get leaks into a tooth by way of an untreated cavity, cracked tooth, or issues from a previous filling. Infection get develops and begins to cause severe tooth pain. And when this happens, you have two choices – extraction or root canal.

Root Canal Can Save Teeth:

Root Canal is used to save a tooth that has been damaged or infected. The pulp is the innermost important layer of your teeth providing blood flow to each other teeth. The pulp can get damaged if you have a crack tooth or develop a deep cavity. Both the situation allow bacteria to enter your mouth and reach the pulp which can lead to infecting the tooth. Root Canal treatment can save the infected tooth by opening the top surface of the tooth, removing the infected pulp, cleaning and sealing it, and then placing a dental crown to protect it.

Some Common Symptoms for a Root Canal:

  1. Tooth pain.
  2. Swelling around a tooth.
  3. Tooth sensitivity.
  4. Blisters on gums.
  5. Pimples on the gums
  6. Swollen or tender gums.
  7. Tooth discoloration.
  8. Crack in the tooth.

If you experience one or more of the above-mentioned symptoms then it's time to visit our Endodontist in Pasadena to schedule an appointment. When the tooth infection is not treated at the right time it can damage the bone around the teeth and can eventually lead to loss of teeth. Root Canals in Pasadena helps to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber, shape the space for filling, seal it for further decay and preserve your natural tooth by covering it with a dental crown.

Does a Root Canal Hurt?

With the help of modern technology and local anesthesia, Root Canal treatment has become painless and our Endodontist in Pasadena will make sure that you are fully “numbed up” before beginning the procedure. However, a root canal will generally be a bit sore or numb after the procedure and can cause mild discomfort after a few days.

Take Care Tips after a Root Canal:

Root Canal treatment has a high success rate and can last for a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene. Here are a few ways steps to take care of your teeth after a root canal:

  1. Brush twice a day and make sure to move the toothbrush in gentle circling motions to clean your teeth without aggravating them.
  2. Floss once a day to prevent future infection.
  3. Don’t eat overly hard foods.
  4. Reduce the number of sugary foods and drinks.
  5. Visit the dentist regularly.

If you're thinking about Root Canals in Pasadena and not sure they are right for you, just contact Cal Dental Group of Pasadena by calling at (626) 584-1800 and conduct a full oral examination to determine if Root Canals treatment is right for you.