Root Canal Glendale

Demystifying Root Canals

dental hygieneRoot canal or endodontics therapy, though believed to be painful, is quite similar to the procedure of filling cavities and generally causes minimal pain. Modern root canal treatment pain is reduced considerably by local anesthetics and pain medications.

Over 15 million Root Canals are performed every year, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, making it one of the most common dental procedures.

Root Canal Therapy in Glendale CA

The root canal treatment begins by removing the infected/inflamed pulp. The root canals are then cleaned, shaped, and disinfected. Finally, the disinfected tooth is filled with an inert material and covered with a final seal.

When is a root canal needed?

Root canal treatment becomes necessary for people suffering from tooth issues including physical damage/blows, decay, repeated dental procedures, and inflammation or infection of the tooth pulp (the remaining soft tissue initially responsible for adolescent tooth development). These infections can be caused by tooth trauma, cracks/chips, deep decay, and repeated dental work. If problems are not treated, the issues may lead to pain or an abscess. Additionally, untreated problems may lead to increased pain levels, advanced infections requiring complete removal of the tooth, and prosthetic replacement procedures.

Root canals aid in saving the original tooth. Keeping the original tooth has several benefits. In addition to avoiding the procedures, pain, and inconvenience of prosthetic teeth, a root canal ensures a minimal amount of pain and dental work is endured to regain normal chewing function, sensations, and biting force of your original tooth. Your original tooth will also appear most natural while avoiding excessive wear, damage, or strain to the surrounding teeth.

Root canal therapy may provide treatment for the following symptoms:

  • Tooth decay
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot/cold
  • Chipped/Broken tooth
  • Repeated dental work on the same tooth
  • Tenderness/Swelling near the infected tooth
  • A hard blow to the tooth

If you experience any of the symptoms above, please contact our office or call 1-818-578-2324 for an evaluation so we may discuss your treatment options.