A painfully throbbing tooth can be a sign that you need a root canal. Root canal therapy is a treatment designed to eliminate infection inside the tooth so that the tooth can continue to function. Dr. Lozada, Santa Clarita root canal dentist, can help you decide if a root canal is right for you.
Dr. Lozada, expert in root canal in Santa Clarita, may recommend a root canal if you have:
• Tooth or jaw pain
• Swelling around the affected tooth
• Discoloration of the tooth or gums
• Infection in the tooth
• An abscessed tooth
• A badly damaged or decayed tooth
A root canal is typically done using local anesthesia. Although sedation may be available for patients with anxiety. Dr. Lozada, Santa Clarita root canal dentist will begin by isolating the tooth to keep it clean and dry. Next, he will create an access point in the tooth to enable him to remove the diseased tissues from the root canals, or the hollow chambers inside the tooth.
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Each root canal is carefully cleaned and shaped. Once the infection and diseased tissues have been removed from the canals, the area sealed using a special material called gutta percha. This prevents future contamination and infection. A temporary filling will protect the tooth until it can be permanently restored. Dr. Lozada, expert in root canal in Santa Clarita, will typically restore the tooth using a porcelain crown. This ensures a durable, long-lasting restoration that keeps the tooth looking beautiful and feeling strong and healthy.
Once the tooth has been treated, it can continue to function just like any other tooth for many years. A root canal is usually no more uncomfortable than a dental filling procedure. However, some patients may have lingering tenderness if the infection that necessitated the treatment was particularly severe. This is due to the inflammation and should subside as the inflammation resolves. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lozada, dentist in Santa Clarita.