Do you shutter from fear at the thought of getting a root canal? This reaction is pretty common, but at Carlsbad Beach Dental, you don’t have to be afraid. Although many people experience severe toothache or pain before root canal therapy, the procedure itself involves very little to no pain whatsoever. In fact, the procedure relieves your pain and preserves your natural tooth, while the alternative would be extraction. If you ever need root canal therapy, Dr. Addy and our caring team have years of experience performing this kind of procedure and will ensure that you’re completely comfortable from beginning to end.
So what does root canal therapy entail? Once Dr. Addy has diagnosed the problem and explained why you need a root canal, he will administer a local anesthetic—just like when you get a cavity filled. Then, he will remove the infected or damaged parts of your tooth, especially the pulp or innermost layer, and ensure that the remaining portion is clean and free from bacteria. Afterward, he’ll seal the inner chamber of the tooth to prevent future decay and finally use composite resin filling material or a dental crown to restore your tooth’s strength and function.
If you think you may need a root canal, don’t wait! Contact our dental office so that you can get the necessary care to save your tooth and protect your smile from harm.