The big thing is to make sure that it doesn't hurt while you're doing it. Essentially, a root canal is just a Roto-Rooter job. There's a little tunnel down the middle of the root. The idea is to clean out whatever is in that tunnel, any nerve, any tissue, any puss, whatever is there. Get a nice clean, smooth, dry disinfected tunnel, and then you put some sealer in there, and put a plug into it. That's really all there is to it. The way we do it these days makes it so easy.
A root canals from a well-trained and compassionate dentist like Dr. Moores is no longer something to fear. Instead, you can rest assured that the pain you are currently feeling in your tooth is about to disappear. Schedule an appointment to our Root Canals Paradise, CA area by calling our dental practice at (530) 413-7002.
A root canals can effectively save your tooth and restore full function back to your mouth.
No one wants to have a root canal because there are a lot of negative connotations associated with the root canal. However, the procedure itself is no more painful than having a cavity filled. Not only that, but a root canal can actually save your tooth.
There are several symptoms that could indicate the need for root canal therapy. These include:
Pain is usually the biggest symptom. If you have a bad toothache, then you may have an infected tooth. Don’t hesitate to visit the dental office. The sooner you are seen, the more likely we can actually save your tooth.
The procedure itself is actually simple. We begin by cleaning the area thoroughly and applying a local anesthetic. Dr. Moores will make a small hole in the tooth so he can reach the infection. Using a special tool, he will then remove the infected pulp, which removes the bacteria, and clean the inside of the tooth. A special material called gutta-percha is used to fill in the space left behind, and the entry is sealed.
In a few weeks, you will come back to have your final dental crown placed over your tooth. This will give Dr. Moores another chance to make sure there are no lingering signs of infection.
The best way to prevent a root canal is to visit the office for routine dental cleanings and dental exams. Dr. Moores can catch signs of a problem before it escalates into an infection.
Call our Paradise, CA dentist Dr. Moores (530) 413-7002 or use our online form to make your next appointment.
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