Root Canal Therapy
Ivonne Castro Family Dentistry believes in taking every measure possible in keeping our patient’s natural teeth. Our holistic, minimally-invasive approach focuses on preventative care and maintenance. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a restorative procedure used when the nerve inside of your tooth has been damaged. This great alternative to tooth extraction can actually restore your existing tooth to its original function and appearance.
Patients of every age ranging from children to seniors are viable candidates for root canal therapy. Root canals are necessary whenever the soft tissue located within your root canal becomes infected or inflamed. Once this soft tissue suffers from infection or inflammation, it can lead to various serious implications to your oral health. From deep decay to chips and cracks within your tooth, when left untreated, it can lead to severe pain and further deterioration and infection.
Symptoms Showcasing the Requirement of Root Canal Therapy
Patients suffering from pain, prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat, tenderness when chewing or to touch, tooth discoloration, and the swelling, drainage, and tenderness in the lymph nodes are typically signs that you need a root canal. In some cases, patients showcase no symptoms– relying on regular preventative exams to discover these underlying issues.
How Does Root Canal Therapy Save the Tooth?
We remove the inflamed or infected soft tissue during the root canal procedure. Once removed, we carefully clean and shape the inside of the affected root canal then seal the space. Depending on each patient, we place a crown or restorative aid directly on the tooth or utilize fillings in order to bring it back to full function. Our advanced restorative aids and fillings ensure your treated tooth will blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
For more information regarding root canal therapy for you or your family, please contact us!