Comfortable Van Nuys Root Canals
When it comes to dental care, the last thing you want to hear is that you need a root canal.
We admit that the procedure has earned a pretty bad reputation, but we’re happy to tell you that root canals at Saticoy Plaza Dentistry are nothing like the uncomfortable treatment you may remember from the past. With advances in dental techniques and technology, root canal treatment is now a straightforward, stress-free procedure.
Your Comfort Is Our First Priority
We know that you have concerns and may experience anxiety about having a root canal. But we believe that receiving the important dental treatment you need doesn’t ever have to be difficult or stressful.
Our experienced team of professionals understands and respects your concerns, and we are dedicated to always treating you with gentle, compassionate care. Just let us know that you’re feeling anxious, and we will go out of our way to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. You can count on our team to be with you throughout your root canal therapy to support and encourage you.
Why You Need Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are a necessary treatment that can save an infected tooth. It’s our goal to do everything possible to keep your teeth intact as long as possible, and root canals help us do that.
The important thing to know is that root canals don’t cause pain – they relieve it!
Root canal therapy treats problems with the pulp deep inside your tooth. Pulp contains nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive. If severe decay or periodontal infection reaches this area, you are at great risk for losing the tooth. Severe tooth pain occurs when this area becomes infected.
Treating an Infected Root Canal
Sometimes the signs that you need a root canal can be very subtle, like increased sensitivity or swollen and tender gums. But in many cases, the first indication that you have an infected root canal is pain that worsens the longer it goes untreated.
We only have two options to treat infected pulp. Either we remove the entire tooth, which is not an ideal option, or, to save your tooth, we must perform a root canal to cleanse and disinfect the tooth. If we don’t treat the infection, you will unfortunately experience continued pain, swelling, and even tooth loss.
During a root canal procedure, our doctors gently but thoroughly remove the infection and carefully cleanse and seal the tooth. In the majority of root canal cases, we will recommend a dental crown, or "cap," to protect and strengthen the tooth and restore full function.
Please Contact Our Office
Please don’t put off root canal treatment because you’re fearful about the procedure. We are always available to answer your questions, so feel free to contact our Van Nuys dental office.
If you are in pain, call us right away. Our flexible scheduling always allows room for emergency patients.