Root Canal Treatment in Yorba Linda, CA
A root canal is recommended when the pulp inside of your tooth becomes infected. This can happen for many reasons, such as a cavity or trauma to the tooth. The team at Capstone Dental Care offers root canal treatment to patients in Yorba Linda, and we would be happy to help you get relief from your dental pain!
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal is a dental procedure that involves the removal of the infected pulp from inside of your tooth. Once the infection has been cleared, the space will be cleaned and sealed off to prevent future infection.
The pulp inside of your tooth can become infected for many reasons, such as a cavity that has gone untreated or trauma to the tooth. If you are experiencing any signs of an infection, it is important to seek treatment from a dentist right away.
When is a Root Canal Necessary?
A root canal is often necessary when the pulp inside of your tooth becomes infected. The infection can cause pain, swelling, and even bone loss in the surrounding area. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to speak with a dentist about receiving treatment.
Patients experiencing the following may benefit from root canal treatment:
- Severe toothache
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Swelling and/or tenderness in the gums
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Pain when chewing
- Loose teeth
The dentist will take a look at your symptoms and perform an examination to determine if you need a root canal. If it is determined that you do, we will work to get you scheduled for treatment as soon as possible.
Root Canal Appointments
The dentist will start by numbing the area to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the tooth is numb, they will create an opening in the top of the tooth. The infected pulp will be removed and the space will be cleaned and sealed off.
The entire procedure usually takes one to two hours, and you will be able to go home afterwards. You may experience some swelling and discomfort in the days following your appointment, but this can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please call Capstone Dental Care for an appointment. We would be happy to help you get relief from your dental pain!