Root Canals

man with newsboy cap, trendy black glasses, and white v neck shirt smiling at the cameraWe perform a root canal, or endodontic treatment, to save your natural tooth after the pulp becomes infected. The procedure is usually simple!

4 Signs You Need a Root Canal

  1. Toothache – This is not just any toothache. This one gets worse every time you bite down, chew, or put any pressure on the tooth.
  2. Lingering Sensitivity – Teeth sensitivity is common. However, you want to visit your dentist if your teeth stay sensitive even when not exposed to hot or cold foods and drinks.
  3. Inflammation – A sign of infection is inflammation and touch sensitivity around your gums.
  4. Abscess – It appears as a small bump on your gums or gum line and is usually filled with infected fluid.

5 Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

  • Cost-Effective – It is generally more cost-effective to save your tooth through a root canal than to replace your tooth with a prosthetic.
  • Improved Appearance – A crown is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, especially when you get porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns look like natural teeth.
  • Long-Lasting – With proper care, your saved tooth can last a lifetime.
  • Simple Procedure – While it generally takes two visits to complete a root canal, the procedure itself is simple and straightforward.
  • Alleviate Toothache – Your toothaches because of the infection. Once the root canal removes the infection, you should notice a decrease in your tooth discomfort.

The Root Canal Procedure

For a root canal, we start by making a small hole in the tooth. Through this hole, we can clean out the pulp chamber and remove the infected pulp. We usually replace the pulp with a material known as gutta-percha. Once the tooth is completely sealed, we take images of your tooth and create a crown. The crown protects your tooth from further damage.

No Reason to be Afraid!

At Ponderosa Dental Group, we know the value of a well-performed root canal. We have years of experience and education that we use to improve your oral health. We look forward to treating you. Call for your appointment today!