Root CanalAn Overview
Root canal infections can compromise the stability and health of your smile. Left untreated the bacteria that cause tooth decay can spread to the inner pulp of the tooth. Once the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, a patient will need a root canal procedure to restore the tooth. A root canal can also be used to treat a tooth that has been injured causing damage to the tooth root.
If you are experiencing persistent pain or discomfort in your mouth, you should visit your Claremont Dental Institute dentist as soon as possible. Treating a root canal infection quickly can prevent the need for a tooth extraction.
Symptoms of A Root Canal Infection
- Pain, often sharp or shooting
- Swelling of the gums
- Dark spots on teeth
Root canal treatments help relieve painful symptoms caused by the swelling of diseased tooth pulp. Most patients report feeling a release of discomfort after their procedure. Our dental care team will take all necessary steps to help you feel safe and comfortable during your root canal.
“If you’re in pain, waiting is not a cure. Your dental health is very important, and we will take good care of you – I promise!”
—Dr. Vijay Patel
If you believe you may need a root canal, contact our Claremont, CA dentist office. Your dentist will perform a thorough oral health analysis and take digital x-rays of your teeth to determine if a root canal is necessary. We always strive to provide our patients with the most conservative treatment options that will support long-term oral wellness.
We also provide sedation dentistry options for patients who feel anxiety about visiting the dentist. It is essential to treat a root canal infection as soon as possible to avoid tooth extraction. If you have dental anxiety speak with your dentist about your concerns, we can help.