Root Canals: What To Expect?
A root canal has a reputation for being painful and scary. But, the truth is that the root canal is a pain-free experience. It is a dental procedure to fix the tooth that can't be treated in any other way. Our Endodontist in Pasadena numbs the area, cleans out the canals of the tooth and fills them with a special substance called gutta-percha.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental treatment to preserve a dead tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During the treatment, the infected nerve and pulp are removed from the tooth and is cleaned and sealed. The important reason to get a root canal is to preserve the old tooth and benefit from having the structure of the tooth for chewing food and speaking properly.
Advantage of Root Canals Treatment:
The most important advantages of having a Root Canal Treatment are as follows:
- The pain associated with the tooth root reduces.
- It helps to stop abscess formation and spread of infection to other teeth.
- After a few days of the procedure, you can chew and bite normally.
- Your tooth has been preserved because of Root Canals treatment in Pasadena doesn’t involve tooth removal.
What To Expect In A Root Canals Treatment:
Once you have decided to go for a root canal treatment, you should know what to expect. Below are the steps that our Endodontist in Pasadena will take to restore the damaged tooth to a healthy one.
- Numb The Tooth: It is a common belief that the root canal is painful but with modern technology and local anesthesia this is not true. Our endodontist in Pasadena will numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area on which the root canal treatment will be performed.
- Pull The Infected Tooth: After numbing the tooth our endodontist will perform a pulpectomy. In this, an opening is created to extract the infected pulp from the tooth. This pulp is the main reason for tooth pain, once it is removed the pain becomes less and moderate.
- Filling: Once the infected pulp has been removed, a filling is inserted in the dead pulp. The filling which is known as gutta-percha material is then used to seal. This material is made from a cement material, similar to a dental filling.
This allows the infection to get healed and your tooth is saved. Once you had a root canal treatment the tooth becomes weaker and is supported by a crown. With proper care and good oral hygiene teeth that have undergone Root Canals can last for a lifetime.
We at Cal Dental Group of Pasadena provide comprehensive Root Canals treatment in Pasadena. Our experienced and well-qualified Endodontist in Pasadena can complete the procedure in a comfortable and painless way. For more information call us at (626) 584-1800 and schedule an appointment today.