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Posted on 03-14-2017
At Authentic Dental Designs, our La Mesa dentist and team is proud to offer a wide range of restorative dental services, including root canal therapy. If you're suffering from severe tooth pain or a toothache that won't go away, there is a chance that tooth decay within the tooth's root canal could be to blame. Fortunately, a prompt root canal treatment could help to relieve your pain and save your tooth from permanent loss.
Essentially, a root canal procedure becomes necessary when tooth decay has reached beyond the surface of the tooth and straight through to the pulp and root. If left untreated, the bacteria from the cavity could infect the root and cause the tooth to fall out or require it to be extracted. Root canal therapy is a dental treatment that focuses on repairing and saving the tooth from being permanently lost.
The first step we'll take in our office is making sure that you're a viable candidate for root canal therapy, which is offered by our San Diego dentist. From there, root canals are done by first numbing the area with an anesthetic to ensure you don't feel any pain during the procedure. From there, both the pulp and nerve of the affected tooth are precisely removed before the inside of the tooth is cleaned of any leftover bacteria or decay. Once the inside of the tooth is cleaned, a dental filling or crown (depending on the size of the cavity) is put in its place to seal the tooth off from future decay and restore the tooth's structural integrity, preventing future cracking or chipping.
A root canal treatment could be the answer to your tooth pain, so act quickly and schedule an appointment with our dentist in La Mesa today. You can reach Authentic Dental Designs by calling (619) 460-9100. We'll find an appointment date and time that works with your busy schedule.
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