Root Canal Therapy at Temescal Dental
Regular dental visits give Dr. Nguyen the opportunity to identify potential problems, such as cavities, before they have the opportunity to worsen. However, when patients miss their six month exams and cleanings, they run the risk of cavities getting worse and requiring more extensive treatment. In these instances, our Corona dentist may recommend root canal therapy, an endodontic procedure in which infected tissue is removed from within teeth.
Why Root Canal Therapy is Recommended
Often, the idea of undergoing root canal therapy can be overwhelming for patients. However, this treatment is designed to alleviate the discomfort caused by tooth infection. During the treatment, a small hole is made behind the tooth, allowing our Corona dentist to carefully remove infected pulp tissue and bacteria from within the tooth. The inner chamber is then thoroughly cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta percha. The small hole is filled with composite filling and patients return home for recovery. To help restore full function to the tooth, patients return to our office a week later to have a porcelain crown placed onto the treated tooth.
By fully removing bacteria from within the pulp chamber then covering the access point, this endodontic procedure prevents reinfection from compromising the individual’s smile. Even more importantly, this comprehensive approach to dental care eliminates the need for extraction, preserving a patient’s oral health and wellbeing.
Indicators and Symptoms
Like any other condition, catching the infection early on gives patients the best chance of success. If you notice any of the following conditions in your smile, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen as soon as possible:
- Swelling and tender gums
- Persistent toothache
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- The appearance of a pimple on the gums.
Not every patient will show all symptoms of tooth infection. As a result, it’s critical that patients regularly visit Temescal Dental for routine cleanings and exams every six months. Even if you’ve never had a cavity, these regular visits give our dentist the opportunity to monitor changes in your smile and quickly identify potential problem areas.
Visit Our Corona Dentist
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental cleaning, we strongly encourage you to give our office a call and schedule your next appointment with the Temescal Dental team. If you notice you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, please contact our team immediately to recieve appropriate treatment.