Gentle Root Canal Therapy in Norco
A tooth that is exposed to extensive decay or damage can become infected or inflamed. If your tooth pain shows signs of an infection, you may need a root canal treatment to preserve tooth and avoid the need for extraction. Our gentle and attentive team at Absolute Dental of Norco will work to alleviate your pain in a comfortable and relaxing environment.
We have the skills and expertise to provide the care you can trust to solve your oral health problems and restore your smile’s health. Don't let dental pain keep you from accomplishing everyday tasks and enjoying your life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you believe you have a tooth infection or need root canal therapy in Norco.
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What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed, infected, or damaged. Factors such as trauma, lifestyle, medications, age, and genetics can negatively impact your oral health. As a result, bacteria can enter your tooth, causing an infection in the root canal, where the pulp and soft tissue are. If a tooth infection is left untreated for a long time, it may cause severe pain or tooth loss, and the infection can spread throughout your mouth and even to other parts of your body.
During your root canal treatment, our dentist will remove the infected and inflamed pulp and replace it with a filling to help restore appearance and function. With prompt treatment, we can most likely save your tooth.
When is Root Canal Therapy Needed?
Persistent and severe tooth pain is the most common indicator of infection. However, there are several other signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for. These include:
- Intense pain when biting or chewing
- Cracked tooth
- Tender or swollen gums
- Darkening of the gums
- Discoloration of a tooth
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold
- An abscess on your gums
- Loose teeth
- Pain with pressure or the slightest touch
Prompt Root Canal Therapy in Norco
Receiving timely care is the only proper way of dealing with a tooth infection. Delaying treatment increases the risk of more widespread symptoms developing. For these reasons, we strive to get you into our office quickly when you contact us. We offer same-day emergency appointments whenever possible.
Dr. Shah and our team have the skills, experience, and technology needed to provide quick and effective endodontic treatments in-house. We provide effective, personalized care so you can quickly get back to living your life without discomfort.
Our Experienced Norco Root Canal Treatments
When you visit our office, Dr. Shah will thoroughly assess the condition of your infected tooth, gums, and jaw to determine whether root canal therapy is the right choice for you. This may include taking comprehensive images of the affected area to understand the exact condition of the root and provide a complete diagnosis. Once we have the necessary information, Dr. Shah will recommend a treatment plan and address any concerns you have.
The root canal treatment will begin with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the tooth and dull any pain. An access point is then created to reach the infected pulp. All the infected tissue is then removed from inside the tooth. The dentist will thoroughly clean and sterilize the pulp chamber to encourage the healing process. Then the root canal is packed with a biocompatible material and a temporary crown is placed on the tooth to protect it while a permanent crown is being made.
Once your permanent dental crown is ready, we will call you back in for fitting. Dr. Shah will ensure a precise fit to restore your ability to speak, chew, or eat without pain or difficulty. He will also provide detailed instructions on how to relieve any discomfort and take of your tooth during the recovery period.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
If we find that the infection has progressed to the point where a tooth cannot be saved with the help of root canal therapy, we can discuss and provide a dental extraction. We recommend extractions only when we know a tooth can't be saved. Once your tooth has been removed, we'll take the time to inform you about tooth replacement options such as dental implants so that you can enjoy a renewed smile as quickly as possible.
Efficient and Reliable Root Canal Therapy in Norco
At Absolute Dental of Norco, we fully understand the apprehension people feel about root canal therapy. With our experience, advanced technology, and proven techniques, we make the procedure quick, comfortable, and accurate. We work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience.
Don’t put off getting the treatment you need for an infected tooth. Contact us today and let our team give you the quality care you deserve.
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