Root Canal Therapy
Compassionate Root Canal Therapy in San Fernando
An infected tooth is painful and uncomfortable and will affect the quality of your life. Root canal therapy can treat a severely diseased tooth, relieve pain, and protect your oral health. At EZ Dental Specialty Group, we provide root canal treatment to patients in San Fernando and beyond. Our team uses modern dental techniques and technology to make root canal treatment effective and comfortable. Our dentists have been performing root canals for many years, and you can rest assured that we will do all we can to protect your smile.
With our root canal therapy in San Fernando, we will help save your teeth and restore their functionality. We offer emergency appointments to those who need swift, effective care. Contact us at our office today to book your appointment with our root canal dentist and get the relief you deserve.
CALL US: (818) 408-5100 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
The Root Canal Therapy Process
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to treat and protect infected and decayed teeth. When a tooth becomes damaged or severely decayed, bacteria can infect the inner tooth pulp consisting of nerves and surrounding tissues.
To eliminate infection, the diseased tissue is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth. The space is then cleaned, filled, and sealed with a temporary crown to prevent reinfection and promote faster healing. After two weeks, the dentist will complete your root canal treatment by placing a custom dental crown over the tooth, protecting it and restoring its functionality.
When you come to us for root canal therapy, we will ensure that most of the tooth's natural structure is saved. However, if we cannot save the natural tooth, we will take time to discuss tooth extraction as a last resort. In severe infections, we may also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the infection before performing root canal therapy.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
The most obvious sign that root canal treatment is needed is severe or chronic tooth pain. However, it's possible that a tooth infection might not cause any pain at all. Our dentist will perform a thorough exam to determine whether you have a dental infection that requires root canal therapy. Other symptoms that can indicate a tooth infection include:
- Increased sensitivity to cold and hot food and beverages
- Tender, dark, and swollen gums around the affected tooth
- Extreme pain when biting and chewing
- Tooth discoloration
- Abscess on gums
Emergency Dental Care in San Fernando
Our dentists are fully equipped to provide emergency dental care when you need it. We offer same-day emergency treatment during regular business hours. For after-hours emergencies, you can call our office phone and leave a message, and we'll get back to you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Our patients of record can also call our dentist directly to discuss their situation and receive advice on how to care for their smile until we can treat them. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for your emergency so we can provide the swift, effective treatment you need.
Root Canal Therapy FAQs
We know that you likely have questions about root canal therapy, especially if you are nervous about the treatment. Our dentists will answer your questions and do all we can to help you feel comfortable and confident in your treatment. Some common questions patients ask us include:
Yes, after your root canal treatment, you may experience mild tenderness in the affected area for a few days. Your jaw may also be sore after staying open throughout the root canal process. This will go away in time as the tissues heal. You can use over-the-counter pain medications to alleviate any discomfort. Any severe or prolonged pressure and pain should be reported to the dentist as soon as possible.
Your tooth can potentially last a lifetime with excellent oral hygiene after the root canal treatment. Good oral hygiene involves brushing teeth twice daily, flossing, reducing sugar intake, drinking plenty of water, and having routine dental checkups and cleanings.
Most infected teeth can be treated using root canal therapy. However, not every treatment is guaranteed. Sometimes, a tooth cannot be saved if the root canals are not accessible because the root is fractured or the tooth lacks enough bone support. Our dentist will thoroughly examine your tooth and inform you of the likelihood of successful treatment. If your tooth is beyond saving, our dentist can perform a gentle extraction to eliminate the infection and preserve your overall health.
Get Gentle Root Canal Treatment in San Fernando
If you have a dental infection or suffer from tooth pain, our dentists are ready to help. At EZ Dental Specialty Group, we offer skilled root canal therapy to restore your smile and enhance your quality of life. Our root canal dentist will do everything possible to provide same-day appointments and treatment so you can smile comfortably and get back to doing what you love. Contact us at our office today to book your initial appointment with our dentist and get started with root canal therapy.
CALL US: (818) 408-5100 REQUEST APPOINTMENT