Gentle Root Canals In La Mesa and San Diego
Is there even such a thing as a “gentle” root canal?
Root canals have such a negative reputation because people associate them with pain. In reality, the pain is not caused by the root canal; it is caused by the infected tooth. A root canal actually relieves severe tooth pain, and generous numbing during the procedure ensures you won’t feel a thing.
When the nerve inside a tooth becomes infected or exposed to the oral environment, it can hurt a lot. A root canal, also called endodontic therapy, is the procedure that removes the sore nerve from the tooth. After endodontic treatment, your tooth won’t hurt anymore.
Root Canal Treatment With Our Endodontic Specialist
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating the internal structures of teeth. Endodontic procedures start out by creating an opening through the infected tooth to relieve pressure. Your tooth and surrounding oral structures should be quite numb, at this point.
Next, our endodontist will clean the tooth chamber all the way through the roots, removing the damaged nerve. Once the tooth is cleansed of the infection, it’s sterilized and lined with a special filling. Afterwards, it’s sealed off and then capped with a dental crown.
You may need a root canal if you:
- Experience a lot of pain from pressure when you bite
- Notice an abscess
- Have lingering temperature sensitivity in a particular tooth
- See that a tooth is starting to darken
- Have swollen gums around just one tooth
Even if you aren’t experiencing any pain, a root canal could still save your tooth. Letting an infection rage on could cause damage to your jaw and other teeth.
Most dental offices refer their patients out to an endodontist for the treatment. But that’s not the case here at Trinity Family Dental. We have a specialist on staff!
Endodontic Treatment At Trinity Family Dental
You don’t have to go anywhere else to see a root canal specialist. After a visit to Trinity Family Dental, you won’t want to anyway. Our in-house endodontist, Dr. Leah Ocampo, is loved for her gentle touch. She puts patients right at ease and will make sure you are comfortable before beginning the procedure.
Save even more time by getting your dental crown immediately after your root canal. Our on-site CEREC® machine allows us to design and mill out a custom restoration within a single visit. There’s no need to take more time off of work to book one or two more appointments. Get it all done under one roof, in one day, right here at Trinity Family Dental!
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for more information for your specific needs.
Endodontic Care For Children
Baby teeth sometimes need nerve treatment, too. This procedure, called a pulpotomy, is usually completed by our family dentist, Dr. Shen.
Keep it all in the family – our familiar faces provide everything your loved ones need. Old or young, no matter the age, Trinity Family Dental is the place to go for successful and comfortable endodontic treatments in La Mesa. Call us today to schedule.
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