Root canal treatment isn’t as scary as it sounds. When the inside of your tooth contains damaged nerves or blood vessels, you’re likely to start feeling pain. A root canal procedure eliminates the pain by cleaning out your tooth from the inside. The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics is committed to serving the men and women in Southern California’s Inland Empire and high and low deserts. With offices in San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Hesperia, Palm Desert, Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside, call or go online to learn more about root canal treatment.
A root canal refers to two things:
Your teeth contain nerves and blood vessels. After your adult teeth grow out, the nerve is there to sense heat and cold.
Should something happen to it — say, it’s accidentally damaged during a cavity filling procedure — you run the risk of infection, swelling, and severe toothache.
Root canal treatment removes all the damaged pulp — the part in the center of the tooth that contains living tissue and cells — and permanently seals the tooth with a crown and strong filling material.
The removal of damaged nerves is a standard and safe procedure.
Causes of root canal pain include, but are not limited to:
You might experience root canal pain if the decay that starts inside the tooth reaches the outer layer of the tooth.
If your tooth is chipped or cracked, it’s a lot more vulnerable to tooth decay and root canal pain.
Tooth pulp infections can lead to severe tooth decay. The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics can recommend a series of treatments, including a root canal, to repair the damage.
The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics recommends root canal treatment to cure:
Root canal treatment has many benefits, including:
The team at Hospitality Dental recommends that you not eat or drink these foods after your root canal:
Remember that you want your the filling and crown to heal correctly. The better the healing, the longer the effects.
The results of root canals can last a lifetime if the procedure has been done with expertise and if you maintain a healthy dental hygiene regimen.
Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics has performed root canal treatments since 1971. Call or go online today to get the expert care you need to push the pain away.