A Simple And Straightforward Root Canal In Orange, CA
A Simple And Straightforward Root Canal In Orange, CA
Endodontics, Orange, California
Let's be honest. Root canals aren't exactly known for being entertaining and enjoyable. In fact, they make some people feel downright terrified. But the fact is, with all the advances in modern dentistry, root canals are quick, easy, and convenient little processes that should barely register on your fear meter. Fifteen million of them are performed every year!
If you're feeling some tooth nerve pain, you might be dealing with a root canal infection. Our root canal procedure will handle that tooth pain for you, and we'll do it quickly and pain-free. With Gold Coast Dental Orange, there's no need to fear! We'll handle this dental emergency in no time. Call us at (657) 888-9011 to set up your appointment.
Get To The Root Of Your Troubles
We'll put an end to your root canal infection once and for all
It's time to put a stop to the madness! You don't need to suffer from your infection any longer on our watch. Our team of caring, courteous, and crafty dental ninjas will assist you in bringing this problem to its knees. Our top-notch customer service and state-of-the-art dental offices will make you feel right at home, and with our anesthetic options, you'll find that getting a root canal is as easy as pie. Just give us a call at (657) 888-9011 today and say goodbye to your troubles.
What Causes A Root Canal Infection?
The factors to watch out for
For most people, making sure you never have to have a root canal is an ideal position to be in. So what happens to lead you down the path of needing one? Well, like most dental problems, it all starts with poor oral hygiene. If you're not brushing or flossing regularly, you're allowing plaque and tartar to accumulate, which attracts bacteria that works its way through your teeth and gums, eventually infecting the nerve of your tooth. But how do you know this has happened? If you're feeling sudden and
spontaneous bursts of pain in your tooth, this may be a sign of an infected nerve. If you experience sensitivity when biting down or pressing on your tooth, or if your tooth is especially sensitive to very hot or very cold beverages, you may be dealing with an infected nerve -- especially if you find that the pain lingers even if you leave the tooth alone. If your mouth is swelling -- from just a bump on the gums to your whole face feeling bloated and swollen -- then you might need a root canal. A good sign of what tooth is
the problem is which tooth feels pushed out further than the surrounding teeth. If you're dealing with a discolored tooth, or a tooth that is darker than the surrounding teeth, then there might be a problem with nerve growth inside the tooth. This often occurs after major trauma has affected the tooth, and it sometimes takes years before the discoloration is visible. If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms, these are not signs of healthy oral hygiene. Please see us immediately and we'll get to the bottom of this! We can be reached at (657) 888-9011.
What Is A Root Canal?
So what is this fabled beast all about, anyway?
A root canal infection may be the result of trauma or a deeply rooted cavity. Often, these infections are persistently painful, which is why a root canal is considered an emergency and should be handled as soon as possible. Root canals are not often performed by traditional dentists. You may be referred to an endodontist, who has specialized knowledge of the root and surrounding areas. They have the ability to treat pulp damage and remove infected tissue from the tip of the root of the tooth. We at Gold Coast Dental Orange happen to have these abilities as well, so you're safe with us! When you visit us, you'll receive an x-ray, which will help us pinpoint the tooth that needs repairing. Of course, you will receive anesthesia before the process to numb the affected
area; the infected tooth, surrounding teeth, and gums will be numbed. In some rare instances, general anesthesia is used, which renders the patient unconscious. Now on to the main event. During the root canal treatment itself, we'll open up your tooth and expose the infected nerve. This troublesome nerve is then removed, along with the decaying tissue around it (the pulp). Now, any remaining bacteria must be eliminated. Antibacterial medication is used for this. Next, the tooth is sealed back up. To finish off, we'll add a crown to the top of your tooth to protect it from future infection. The full process will take one to two visits. Root canals have a massive success rate of 95 percent, so there is little to worry about. The pain felt is minimal, and the process usually goes quite smoothly.
Do root canals hurt?
The amount of pain felt during a root canal is reportedly very low. When surveyed, most patients compare the sensation of getting a root canal to that of getting a filling. General anesthesia is also available to those who don't want to be conscious for the procedure.
How long does a root canal take?
The length of the process depends upon the number of roots being handled, the location of the teeth, and what type of anesthetic is used. That said, each root canal appointment, on average, takes about ninety minutes, and some procedures require two appointments.
Should I get a root canal or a tooth extraction?
Generally speaking, it's always better to save a tooth when you can! The purpose of a root canal is to clean and preserve the tooth, not eliminate it. However, if the damage to the tooth is so extensive that a root canal can't save it, then extraction may be an option.
How much does a root canal cost?
The price of a root canal varies depending on a number of factors, but they generally cost several hundred dollars. Dental insurance usually covers these procedures, however, and financing is available for patients who don't have insurance.
How long does it take to recover from a root canal?
It usually takes around three to four days to recover from a root canal, provided that there are no complications with the procedure.
How can I avoid needing a root canal?
The best way to prevent the need for a root canal is to practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and examination.
What do I do for aftercare?
After your root canal is completed, you'll want to avoid chewing on your treated tooth for a while. That will help you avoid infection as well as minimize the chances of your tooth breaking. It's also a good idea to brush and floss regularly while watching for signs of reinfection.
When can I go back to work after the root canal?
It may surprise some people to know that most patients can return to work the following day. Of course, because your individual situation may vary, you should always get a dentist's opinion.
Can I just get a root canal without a filling or crown?
That would be ill-advised. Without a crown or some sort of covering, the surface of your affected tooth will be at risk of infection again. A crown seals the tooth after the root canal to prevent reinfection.
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