Root Canals in Newport Beach
Protecting Your Teeth from Further Damage & Decay
Even with modern preventative treatments and services, tooth infections remain a common dental problem. If the infection spreads to the interior pulp and canals, then the patient will need a root canal to clear away the infected material and reinforce the structure of their tooth.
This process is relatively simple and begins with a local anesthetic being applied to the soft tissue surrounding the tooth. A hole is made in the tooth with a small drill before the infected pulp is removed. Our dentist will then fill the cavity and attach a dental crown to protect the tooth.
Root canals are an important oral procedure for a few distinct reasons. For many patients, a root canal will allow them to once again speak and eat without pain. This procedure will also minimize the amount of damage to the tooth and potentially prevent a tooth extraction in the future.
If the infection spreads to the gums or other teeth, more extensive treatments might be needed. Our Newport Beach root canal treatments remain one of the most effective options for preventing further damage and reinforcing a tooth that has been weakened from an infection.
Root Canal Procedure
While our teeth are incredibly resilient to damage, the interior of each tooth is quite susceptible to infection. Root canals are necessary when tooth decay and bacteria destroy the outer layer of the tooth and infect the interior pulp. The root canal procedure begins with a local anesthetic being injected into the gums in order to numb the area. Our dentist will then use a special drill to make a small hole in the tooth and expose the pulp.
The infected pulp is removed with specialized dental tools and the chamber is reinforced with a filler. At that point, the dentist will then cap off the hole that they have made with a crown or filling. Dental crowns are custom-made for every single patient and are designed to match the look of their natural teeth.
Depending on the extent of the damage, most root canals can be done in under an hour. Modern root canals are relatively pain-free, but some patients will require over-the-counter painkillers or prescription medication following their treatment.
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