Comfortable Van Nuys Root Canals
When it comes to dental procedures, none are more feared than root canals.
But the good news is that a root canal at Saticoy Dental Plaza Dentistry is probably a lot easier than you think. Today, state-of-the-art technology like rotary endodontics, combined with extensive skill and compassionate care all add up to a root canal procedure that is more comfortable and stress-free than you ever thought possible!
We Put Your Comfort First
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. Our team members will encourage and support you through your treatment so you can get the care you need without stress or worry. You can count on our team to be with you throughout your root canal therapy to support and encourage you and hold your hand if that helps!
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. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive. When periodontal infection penetrates this part of your tooth, you will experience severe pain and you are at an increased risk for tooth loss.
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. Since a tooth tends to become brittle after a root canal, we will talk to you about adding further strength and protection with a dental crown.
Please Call Our Office if You Have Questions
If you suspect you need a root canal, don't let your fear of treatment prevent you from seeking the care you need. We are always available to address your concerns, so please don't ever hesitate to call our Van Nuys dental office if you have questions.