Root canal therapy may have had a bad reputation in the past, but when your tooth is infected, it is your best hope for saving your tooth. With proper oral hygiene, a tooth that has been restored with root canal therapy has the potential to last a lifetime.
Dr. Soraya Mahran, DDS performs professional root canal therapy using the most innovative treatment methods, providing you with an efficient and gentle procedure that maximizes your comfort and care. In fact, most root canals take no longer than a routine filling.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is an endodontic treatment is used to treat a tooth that is severely infected and decayed, and would otherwise be extracted. Depending on the severity of the infection, a root canal can be completed in one or two visits to our Laguna Niguel dentist office.
A root canal procedure involves creating an access point into the tooth and removing the infected inner pulp. First, the area is numbed with local anesthesia, then the pulp is excised using precision hand tools. The inner tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then sealed with a polymer compound to protect the tooth from further infection.
Once the tooth is sealed, Dr. Mahran will fit your tooth with a permanent crown, which prevents infection and protects the tooth against damage. Your tooth is now safe and functional, and can continue to be used for many years to come.
How will I Know if I Need a Root Canal?
The only way to really know if you need root canal therapy is to have your tooth examined by a dentist. Here are some warning signs that you may need to make an appointment to have your tooth checked out.
- Pain in your tooth or gums
- Tooth discoloration
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- Swollen or inflamed gums
- An abscess or small pimple-like bump under your gums
- Pus draining from your tooth or gums
- Tenderness in the lymph nodes under your jaw
In some unusual cases, endodontic problems will exist without any symptoms at all. These issues will usually be discovered during a routine dental visit.
Gentle and Efficient Dentistry in Laguna Niguel
Niguel Family Dentistry is a full-service dental office in Laguna Niguel, CA. We offer a full range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatments, including root canal therapy for infected teeth. We make every effort to create a welcoming and relaxing environment, such as televisions in all of our state-of-the-art operatories, allowing you to sit back and relax during your procedure.
We are committed to providing our patients with the most comprehensive and professional dental treatments in a warm and inviting atmosphere. If you’re experiencing tooth pain due to infection or decay, we urge you to give our Laguna Niguel dental office a call.
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