Dental care involves more than just keeping the surface of your teeth white and polished. Endodontics focuses on your dental pulp, a soft tissue filled with blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp inside a tooth gets infected, our dental experts recommend a root canal.
What is a Root Canal?
Infected tooth pulp can cause pain in daily life, including when eating or drinking. Dentists typically recommend root canals to eliminate the pain and prevent further complications.
Before a root canal, your dentist will apply an anesthetic to numb the area. During the process, they will remove the dental pulp to eliminate the infection and prevent the possibility of reinfection. After removing the pulp, your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth interior and then fill it in and seal it using a rubbery dental material.
This procedure will keep your tooth intact for many years to come, and the results last a lifetime for most patients.
Why Might You Need a Root Canal?
Root canals are used to treat deep cavities, cracked teeth, or even complications from a previous filling.
If you have any of these symptoms, there’s a chance you need a root canal:
Pain while eating
A cracked tooth
Intense sensitivity to hot and cold
Pimples on the gums
Any of these can be a sign that you need immediate dental care. At our dental office, we can examine your mouth and find the cause of the issues. A periodontist can check your gums for disease and other issues.
We are able to provide emergency dental services when you need them, and we’ll make sure you get treatment as quickly as possible to relieve your pain and discomfort. Get in touch today to set up an appointment at our emergency dental clinic in Lynwood, CA.