The Benefits of Endodontic Treatment to Save an Infected, Broken, Non Vital (Dead tooth) Or a discolored Tooth
At Sunny Family Dental in Chino Hills, California, families have access to a myriad of dental treatments under one roof. That includes oral surgery procedures such as root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic treatment. Dr. Uday Shah and his team work alongside patients to help them maintain a healthy smile and address issues as they arise to keep the smile beautiful and healthy for life. Endodontic therapy is a procedure that is often done to save an infected or significantly damaged tooth within the smile. It can remove the need for permanent extraction and replacement, making it a preferred treatment for many.
What happens during root canal therapy?
During endodontic treatment, patients will undergo a surgical procedure designed to help them restore the health of a tooth. This procedure may be done due to a large cavity, trauma to a tooth, an abscess, or an infection inside the tooth. During the process, the dentist will access the inner canals of the tooth and remove the dental pulp, a mass of tissues that includes the nerves and blood supply that keep the tooth alive. The nerves also cause a sensation of pain in many patients who come in for this treatment. The dental pulp is removed before the area is thoroughly cleaned. Gutta-percha is used to seal the canals, and composite resin will seal the tooth. In many cases, the dentist may also place a dental crown over the tooth as it can become brittle, weak, and susceptible to further damage.
Why choose endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment is a last resort solution to a problematic tooth; there is no alternative to this treatment other than permanent extraction of the affected tooth. That may include a talk about tooth replacement options such as dentures, bridges, and implants.
Are you in need of a way to save an infected tooth?
Contact Dr. Uday Shah and the team at Sunny Family Dental in Chino Hills, CA, to discuss the benefits of endodontic therapy. Our team is here to help at our facility, located conveniently at 14708 Pipeline Avenue A, and accepts new and returning patients who call for an appointment at (909) 679-3447.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.