No one wants to have a root canal, but when they’re necessary, you need care from the experts at Dobson Warner Dentistry in Chandler, Arizona. Hai Trang, DDS, provides gentle, compassionate care to restore your dental health and save your tooth. For the best dental care, call for an appointment, or use the online scheduler to book online.
When your tooth is infected or abscessed, it compromises the pulp, or heart, of a tooth. To keep from losing your tooth, Dr, Trang performs a root canal procedure to replace the pulp with medical-quality rubber packing.
Root canals are the last resort for saving a tooth that has been damaged by infection, decay, or injury.
When you need a root canal, there are a few telltale symptoms to watch out for, such as:
Don’t suffer needlessly when any of these symptoms are present. Root canals quickly relieve the pain from infection and decay.
With great care and skill, Dr. Tang opens the tooth to reach the pulp chamber. He uses small instruments to gently remove all the damaged pulp and thoroughly clean each canal.
When the canals are pristine, he fills them with a medical-grade rubber material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha seals the root and keeps it separated from the nerves in your bones.
If necessary, Dr. Trang may top the tooth with a protective crown.
The treated area will be sore and sensitive for a few days and possibly up to a week, but the pain from the infection will be gone. You may have some swelling, too, but it will quickly subside.
Until your crown is placed, you’ll need to take precaution with sticky or hard foods. Otherwise, caring for a tooth that’s had a root canal is exactly the same as your other teeth. You’ll need to brush, floss, and maintain regular dental check-ups.
When you need urgent relief from pain or want to know more about how a root canal can preserve a tooth, call Dobson Warner Dentistry for an appointment, or use the easy online scheduler to book online.