Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry
Root Canals, Root Canal Therapy, Root Canal
Root canal therapy is an important procedure that can sometimes be necessary to preserve a tooth that has become damaged or severely infected. Of course, root canal treatment has earned a pretty bad reputation. For many people, the thought of going through a root canal may cause them to avoid treatment altogether.
But dental treatments and techniques have improved significantly over the years, and root canals at our La Habra dental office are efficient and comfortable. Dr. Kenneth Cho and our team provide some of the most effective and comprehensive root canal treatments in the area.
We are sensitive to the fact that you may still be apprehensive about the procedure. You can rest assured that we make it a priority to listen to your concerns and put you at ease so that you can get the treatment you need to protect your oral health.
Why Root Canals Are Necessary
Root canals present a dependable and precise method for treating infections on your teeth. The inside of your tooth contains tissue known as the pulp. This area represents the nerve center of your tooth that responds to external stimuli, making this tissue sensitive to physical damage and bacterial infections.
Dental decay or trauma can lead to a serious infection of your tooth’s pulp, and if this is left untreated, it can spread to the bone around it. Tooth loss can occur when the bone becomes affected.
Only a dentist can determine if you need a root canal, but root canal infection can spread rapidly, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms:
Severe toothache pain
An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink
Tenderness and swelling
Please contact our office immediately if you notice any of the above symptoms. Putting off treatment usually results in unnecessary pain and a greater chance of tooth loss.
How Root Canals Work
Of course, we want to prevent tooth loss from happening, and a thorough root canal treatment can save your tooth. Once you are completely numb, we begin the procedure by removing the pulp and cleaning the area around it. Then, a specialized filler will be inserted into the root area to protect from additional infections.
Once the area around the pulp is cleaned and restored, a crown will be fitted onto the affected teeth to protect the treated root. The crown is also colored to match the look of your natural teeth.
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