What happens during a root canal?
Root canals have the unfortunate reputation of being a complicated and challenging procedure. But the truth is that updated technology and techniques allow Dr. Bacquet to perform comfortable root canals that are no more complicated than having a tooth filled.
When Root Canals Are Needed
You need a root canal because decay or periodontal infection has reached the interior portion of your tooth that houses dental pulp, nerves, and tissue. Common signs that you may need a root canal are:
- Intense pain that worsens over time
- Extreme sensitivity to touch or hot and cold temperatures
- A bump on the gum in the area of the infected tooth
Once this part of your tooth is compromised, a root canal is our only option for saving it. During a root canal, Dr. Bacquet first numbs the area he's treating so you don’t feel anything. Then he makes a tiny hole in the back of your tooth so that he can access the infection.
He will clear away the infection, add a local antibiotic if necessary, fill the area with a dental material, and seal the tooth. Depending on the damage and location of the tooth, Dr. Bacquet will probably recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen it.
Gentle Root Canals in Van Nuys
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above and need a dentist who performs root canals in Van Nuys, please call Saticoy Plaza Dentistry so we can see you as soon as possible. The sooner we can treat the affected tooth, the better our chances minimizing damage and saving your tooth. If you are in severe pain, we will make arrangements to see you the same day.
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