Root Canal Therapy
Tooth decay or dental injuries can both put your teeth in a dangerous situation. But having the right dentist on your side can keep your smile whole and alleviate any painful or unpleasant symptoms. With a root canal in Mission Viejo at Turquoise Dental, you can get the treatment you need in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. At Turquoise Dental, we can provide a comfortable and effective root canal treatment in a single visit to patients from Mission Viejo, El Toro, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, and other nearby communities.
Our root canal treatment is a crucial service that can help save teeth that have become infected. Inside the tooth is a part of it called the pulp, a bundle of nerves and blood vessels vital to keeping your tooth alive and healthy. The treatment works by clearing out the infected tissue and then sanitizing the inner tooth to prevent additional bacteria spread. Lastly, we seal off the inner tooth, much like how a filling seals off a cavity. That’s really all there is to it.
do i need a root canal?
Tooth decay is the most common reason our patients need to get a root canal in Mission Viejo. If you catch decay early on, you likely will only need a filling. However, more extensive decay can allow bacteria and germs to enter the inner tooth. When this happens, the tooth can become infected, which comes with a range of painful symptoms. If not treated in a timely manner, patients risk losing the tooth and the infection might spread.
Common situations that may require a root canal include:
- Continued decay under a dental filling
- Tooth decay that has progressed further
- Cracked tooth that exposed the inner pulp
signs it is time for a root canal treatment
- Pain: If your tooth hurts, and hurts persistently and sharply, you have a key sign of infection.
- Increased Sensitivity to Hot or Cold
- Noticeable Discoloration (especially grayish-blackish)
- Swollen, discolored, or bleeding gums
- Loosening of the tooth
Please note, that if your sudden tooth pain stops, this is actually could be a sign you need immediate treatment. It may mean that the infection is still there, but cannot be felt because the tooth’s nerves have all died.
what if i wait for treatment?
Putting off dental treatment is almost always going to worsen the situation. Pain can get worse, and eventually the tooth might even be lost. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you can get back to your usual life without dental pain. Waiting for treatment also puts you at risk for the infection spreading to other teeth or even other parts of your body. Call us today to get the treatment you need and keep yourself healthy and safe.
is a root canal painful?
With modern dental techniques and technology, we can provide a complete root canal treatment while keeping you comfortable. We carefully numb the treatment area before starting your therapy, ensuring you can have a relaxed experience. Our patients generally report that a root canal is about the same experience as getting a simple, routine dental filling.
We strongly recommend that you do not let the fear of a root canal prevent you from seeking treatment. Doing so will actually result in more pain and discomfort than the treatment itself! Call us today if you notice any symptoms and we can provide additional information about your treatment options.
keep your smile bright: schedule your appointment today
Find relief from an infected tooth as soon as possible by contacting us and visiting our your dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. Give us a call at (949) 454-7474 to schedule your appointment and get timely treatment and full symptom relief. We are ready at Turquoise Dental to get you treatment as soon as possible, and we are happy to answer any questions you might have over the phone.