Root Canals Palmdale


Root Canals


 

If you have an infected tooth, you will likely need a root canal treatment in order to save your tooth from permanent removal. During a root canal procedure, infected pulp is removed and canals are cleaned and sealed. Many people are afraid to enter an endodontist’s office because of previous pain they experienced before seeking help. A root canal treatment is not as painful as everyone expects, it doesn’t hurt more than having a filling replaced.

Causes of pulp infection

Pulp may get infected because of a lot of different reasons, such as: multiple dental procedures and restorations on a particular tooth, traumas, cracks, large fillings, and deep decays.

Signs and symptoms

There are some certain symptoms that may signal your need for an endodontic treatment. Some of these symptoms include: pain while chewing, tooth discoloration and darkening, pain while eating cold and hot food, tooth sensitivity or even swelling in the gums. However, in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all, but you may still need root canal treatment.

Importance of removing the pulp

The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Canals work as connectors from pulp chamber to the tips of the roots. That’s how the tooth feels sensations such as hot and cold. After the endodontic treatment, your tooth won’t be able to feel temperature differences, but still, it will be able to function as a regular tooth.

The pulp needs to be removed, because of the bacteria that infected the chamber and began to multiply. It may even cause the abscess of the tooth. Moreover, the tooth can even swell and spread the infection around to other areas and result in bone resorption which would lead to bone loss.

Procedure

Endodontic treatments can be performed by a general dentist or endodontist. It depends on how difficult the case is.

Firstly, an x-ray will be performed in order to see the shape of your root canals. The X-ray also helps the dentist understand how difficult the treatment may be. What’s more, it allows the dentist to predict how many visits you may need and determine if it could be made in one visit or more. Moreover, x-ray help to see if there is any bone resorption or bone loss.

Secondly, your dentist will use local anesthesia, so during the treatment, you wouldn’t feel any pain and feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

During the procedure, there will be a rubber dam to keep the treatment area dry and saliva-free. Moreover, it prevents accidents, such as a patient swallowing endodontic instruments.

After the whole area is prepared, the dentist would drill the access to the pulp chamber and remove the infected tissues and bacteria. The canals will be cleaned, shaped and sealed. Canals will be subsequently shaped by endodontic instruments in order to increase their diameter. Moreover, they will be irrigated with sodium hypochlorite just to make sure that there is no debris left and that there would be no possibilities for reinfection. The crown will be restored either with a filling, crown, inlay or onlay. It depends on the degree of the damage to your tooth.

If you are interested in getting root canal treatment, visit us at First Class Dental. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with the best possible treatment. Schedule your consultation now: (661) 383-2888.

 

Root Canals


 

If you have an infected tooth, you will likely need a root canal treatment in order to save your tooth for as long as possible. During a root canal procedure, infected pulp is removed and canals are cleaned and sealed. Many people are afraid to enter an endodontist’s office because of previous pain they experienced before seeking help. A root canal treatment is not as painful as everyone expects, it doesn’t hurt more than having a filling replaced.

Causes of pulp infection

Pulp may get infected because of a lot of different reasons, such as: multiple dental procedures and restorations on a particular tooth, traumas, cracks, large fillings, and deep decays.

Signs and symptoms

There are some certain symptoms that may signal your need for an endodontic treatment. Some of these symptoms include: pain while chewing, tooth discoloration and darkening, pain while eating cold and hot food, tooth sensitivity or even swelling in the gums. However, in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all, but you may still need root canal treatment.

Importance of removing the pulp

The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Canals work as connectors from pulp chamber to the tips of the roots. That’s how the tooth feels sensations such as hot and cold. After the endodontic treatment, your tooth won’t be able to feel temperature differences, but still, it will be able to function as a regular tooth.

The pulp needs to be removed, because of the bacteria that infected the chamber and began to multiply. It may even cause the abscess of the tooth. Moreover, the tooth can even swell and spread the infection around to other areas and result in bone resorption which would lead to bone loss.

Procedure

Endodontic treatments can be performed by a general dentist or endodontist. It depends on how difficult the case is.

Firstly, an x-ray will be performed in order to see the shape of your root canals. The X-ray also helps the dentist understand how difficult the treatment may be. What’s more, it allows the dentist to predict how many visits you may need and determine if it could be made in one visit or more. Moreover, x-ray help to see if there is any bone resorption or bone loss.

Secondly, your dentist will use local anesthesia, so during the treatment, you wouldn’t feel any pain and feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

During the procedure, there will be a rubber dam to keep the treatment area dry and saliva-free. Moreover, it prevents accidents, such as a patient swallowing endodontic instruments.

After the whole area is prepared, the dentist would drill the access to the pulp chamber and remove the infected tissues and bacteria. The canals will be cleaned, shaped and sealed. Canals will be subsequently shaped by endodontic instruments in order to increase their diameter. Moreover, they will be irrigated with sodium hypochlorite just to make sure that there is no debris left and that there would be no possibilities for reinfection. The crown will be restored either with a filling, crown, inlay or onlay. It depends on the degree of the damage to your tooth.

If you are interested in getting root canal treatment, visit us at First Class Dental. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with the best possible treatment. Schedule your consultation now: (661) 383-2888.