The ideal dental treatment when you’re facing advanced decay is a root canal. It helps to preserve the base and root of the tooth, while restoring and beautifying the outer enamel. Best of all, it can relieve the pain that you’ve been experiencing. Get help from a dentist at New Smile Dental Group in Glendale, CA (also serving Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Montrose, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, and Adams Hill).
Steps of a Root Canal Procedure
Maybe if you have a better grasp of what is involved when you get a root canal, you’ll be less hesitant to postpone your appointment. There are four key steps of a root canal procedure:
- Sedation (to relax you and your nerves during the procedure).
- Entering, cleaning, and disinfecting the interior of the tooth.
- Sealing the tooth with gutta percha (a protective plastic material).
- Reinforcing the tooth with a permanent dental crown (this happens at a later appointment).
How a Root Canal Relieves Pain
A root canal is the best way to get rid of your dental pain when you have a problem with tooth decay. The pain is caused by infected tissue inside of the tooth that has irritated and inflamed the very sensitive nerves. Once that tissue is removed and replaced with gutta percha, you’ll finally be able to feel relief from your toothache. So if you are tired of managing a toothache, you should schedule an appointment for a root canal with your Atwater Village, Los Feliz, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, Adams Hill, Glendale, and Montrose, CA dentist.
Long-Term Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is the preferred method of resolving tooth decay because you will keep your natural tooth instead of having it replaced with a device. The cost of endodontic treatment is often more reasonable compared to having to extract then replace the missing tooth with an implant. A root canal will also prevent the possibility of future orthodontic complications (teeth drifting out of place) and loss of bone tissue due to tooth loss.
Help for Your Smile
One bad tooth can make your whole smile feel weak and unstable. Go to a dentist at New Smile Dental Group in Glendale, CA, also serving Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Montrose, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, and Adams Hill. Call (818) 547-4398 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Navasart Kazazian or Dr. Apel Keuroghlian.