Root Canals

Severe dental pain can often be caused by inflammation or infection in your tooth’s root. If left untreated, the infection may become so severe that the tooth needs to be pulled, but at Danville Family Dentist in Danville, California, Dr. Choi performs root canal procedures to save infected teeth and prevent the need for extraction. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, call the office or book an appointment online.

The root canal is the process used to treat infections or recurrent infections of a tooth. Recurrent tooth infections leads to decaying teeth. In this situation, Danville Family Dentist  performs a root canal. In this way, the tooth is saved, and the target source of infection is removed.

Do I need a Root Canal?

The root canal is generally needed when you are experiencing any of the following:

  • A deep enough decay of a tooth, which affects the gums.
  • A cracked tooth.
  • Severe pain while chewing which does not go away even after treatments.
  • Hot and cold sensitivity.
  • Tender and swollen gums.

How is Root Canal Performed?

There is a pulp inside your tooth beneath the dentin and outer enamel layer. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The pulp, along with infected bacteria, debris and decayed tissue are removed via an access hole drilled into the tooth. The cavity is then cleaned and sealed.

Is Root Canal Painful?

Usually, the dentist gives anesthesia to numb the area where the root canal is to be performed. So, it is not painful; however, the area is sore and numb after the procedure. This can cause discomfort for a few days after the root canal.

What to Expect After Root Canal?

The root canal is a safe procedure, and one can go back to work the next day. But there may be sensitivity or discomfort in the tooth. The dentist will prescribe medications to ease the discomfort. It is advised not to eat foods that increases discomfort or not to eat much until the numbness goes away.

How Much does it Cost?

The cost of a root canal depends on the tooth and the severity of the problem leading to it. The molars are difficult to manage and takes more time; therefore, the cost is more than other teeth. Call Danville Family Dentist To find out the cost and the produce of Root canals in detail.