Root Canal Treatment
Don't allow the fear of a root canal keep you away from much needed dental attention - Dr. Brian Lin and the Summit Dental Care team in Orange, CA are here to ensure that your experience is not only pain-free but also comfortable! If you have any signs of infection such as sensitivity, swollen gums or pain then contact our office right away: early treatment may even prevent the need for a root canal altogether.
Root Canal Procedure
The purpose of a root canal is to remove the infection and pulp from the center of your tooth. The pulp is made up of live tissue cells, blood vessels, and nerves, and can be very painful if it becomes infected.
The root canal process can include several steps, depending upon the individual case. Dr. Lin will typically start by making an access hole in order to reach the root of the tooth. They may then use special tools to remove any infected pulp, as well as disinfecting the inside of the tooth with antiseptic solutions. After that, they will usually fill the root with rubber-like material known as gutta percha and put in a dental filling material for an access hole. In some cases, a crown may be placed over the root in order to protect it from further damage and ensure its strength.
In addition to root canals, some dentists may also recommend apicoectomy for certain cases. This type of root canal procedure is done on the root below the gum line and requires a small opening in order to access any infected tissue at end of root. A filling is then used to seal off any remaining bacteria or decay. Apicoectomies are recommended when multiple root canals have not been successful or if retreatment is not possible due to existing crowns or bridges over teeth needing treatment.
Family dentists who specialize in root canals are highly trained professionals who have experience treating various types of oral health issues such as cavities, gum disease and infections within teeth structure and roots themselves. They understand how important it is for patients to receive proper care for their teeth, so they strive to provide top quality service that is tailored specifically for each patient’s individual needs and concerns regarding their oral health care needs.
City of Orange Root Canal Treatment
After a root canal, the restored tooth can last a lifetime, but several issues can arise that may require treatment. For example, the tooth may get chipped or cracked down the road, whether you got a crown or still have the natural tooth. Also, over time, the tooth is more susceptible to damage because it’s no longer living after the pulp is removed.
Dr. Lin knows good oral hygiene is the best way to be sure the treated tooth lasts a long time. Getting a regular dental checkup every 6 months is essential to be sure plaque and tartar are cleaned away from the tooth and to be sure there aren’t any signs of a problem.