Root Canal Specialist in Glendale, CA

Endodontics in GlendaleWhat is a root canal?  Root canals are a type of endodontic treatment that is deals with the management of pain and other symptoms in cases where the pulp, or the substance inside of the tooth containing cells and blood vessels, becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp is contained inside the hollow root canal in every tooth and it’s responsible for the nourishment of the tooth, especially at the earlier stages of development. As the teeth mature, the pulp becomes unnecessary because the tooth starts to get sustenance from the tissues surrounding it. In cases where the patient experiences advanced tooth decay, cracked teeth or other underlying conditions, or receive dental procedures that lead to pulp exposure, the pulp gets infected or inflamed and starts to stimulate pain and discomfort. At this point, when pain is no longer manageable, the dentist usually recommend a root canal procedure in order to save the tooth and provide pain relief. Root canals are performed under local anesthesia and patients are generally comfortable while the procedure is being done.

 

Glendale Root Canal Specialist

Glendale root canal dentist would first have to drill into the tooth in order to expose the root canal and the infected pulp. The pulp would then have to be removed from the chamber, hollowing it out in preparation for the next step, which is cleaning and desensitizing. Once the tooth chamber has been cleaned and the nerves desensitized, the dentist will proceed to fill the empty tooth chamber with a biocompatible material that will completely seal off the root canals to prevent any further complications. The processes of desensitizing and waiting for the biocompatible material to completely seal off the canals would probably take anywhere between a few hours to a few days to complete, which is why root canals require multiple visits to the dentist’s office for completion. Once that canals have been completely sealed, a permanent filling will be used to close out the hole in the crown in order to restore the tooth once again to its full functionality.

Root canal therapy is available for patients, but special care must be taken to preserve the teeth undergoing root canals especially at the stage when it is hollowed out and receives its temporary filling, at this point it becomes very susceptible to cracking and chipping, which could lead to more serious problems. However, after the root canals and the tooth has already been restored, but the primary care continue proper dental hygiene by incorporating brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups into his regimen. Teeth that have received root canals are expected to last as long as your natural teeth, provided that they receive proper care and maintenance.

 

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