At Sunny Dental, we strive to become patients’ lifelong allies. Our root canal treatment service involves modern technologies in dentistry so that you can feel comfortable and relieved. If your tooth is causing discomfort and you are located around the Bakersfield area, our dental team can be of your service.
When is root canal treatment necessary?
If X-ray and clinical testings show that your pulp has been damaged, you may need a root canal treatment. There are many ways you will know your pulp is infected. Your teeth will react while drinking hot or cold water. You will feel pain while chewing. Your teeth might become loose. We recommend you visit our dental office immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Not treating your infected teeth at the right time can put your oral health at risk. If the bacteria stays in the tooth socket for a prolonged time, it can cause irreversible damages. Treatment for such conditions does not give a promising outcome. It is necessary to consult with a dentist right away after experiencing any abnormalities in your teeth.
It may be challenging to decide for yourself if you need a root canal treatment or not unless you are a dentist. However, some symptoms can give you an idea:
- Feeling pain while chewing
- Sensitivity to cold and hot water
- Tooth becoming loose
- Visible decay in your teeth
- Swollen Jaw
- Tooth being discolored
- Tooth pain
It is necessary to consult with a dentist when you notice any of these symptoms. Our dentists will go through some checklists. You may or may not need a root canal treatment depending on the findings.
What is root canal treatment?
At Sunny Dental, root canal treatment is done by our experienced dentist. Preliminary measurements will be taken so that you can be comfortable before the treatment starts. Then, following the American Dental Association standards, our dentist will complete the procedure.
First, local anesthesia will be given to make the concerned area numb. It will reduce the chances of feeling pain. You may feel some pressure, but it will not be sharp. Any discomfort should be minimized.
When your tooth becomes numb, our dentist will carefully make a small pathway in the middle of your tooth. Then, using an instrument called files, the infected nerve from the canal will be removed.
Once the nerves and bacterias are washed away properly, the canal, or the space inside the tooth, will be coated with antibiotics so that the tooth can remain safe from further possibilities reinfection. The dentist will then seal the tooth using sealer paste and a rubber-type material known as gutta percha.
Finally, our dentist will cover the small pathway with a temporary material that will prevent the tooth from recontamination.
Why do most people need root canal treatment?
If the infected pulp is not treated at the right time, then there remains a possibility of pulling the tooth out. Sunny Dental recommends keeping as many natural teeth as possible. It enhances your smile as well as day-to-day activities. A root canal is an incredible way to make your infected teeth clean and usable. You will not have to lose any of your teeth if the root canal is done in time. Sunny Dental is always looking forward to solving your problems.