Root Canal Treatment Diamond Bar
The phrase root canal does not bring up good feelings for most people. However, at Diamond Bar Dental Studio, our approach to this treatment is designed to put you at ease during the procedure, get rid of the infection, and have you smiling again and pain-free. A root canal is a process used to save and repair a tooth that is poorly decayed or becomes infected. For a successful root canal procedure, you may need to visit dentist Diamond Bar more than once.
Why is it called a root canal?
The space within the root of a tooth is called a root canal. That area of the tooth consists of the chamber which holds the pulp. The anatomy of the tooth shows that human teeth usually have one to four root canals. There are (4) four kinds of teeth that every human has in their mouth. They are molars, premolars, cuspids, and incisors.
- Molars: Two (2) to four (4) canals
- Premolars: One (1) to two (2) canals
- Cuspids: One (1) to two (2) canals
- Incisors: One (1) canal
What is happens during a root canal?
For a root canal to be successful, you may require more than one (1) appointment with our dentists. Dr. Cho and Dr. Jeon will measure how deep the infection is. At this point, they may choose whether you need additional treatment before a root canal. Diamond Bar Dental Studio uses oral conscious sedation to make the selected area senseless and numb.
- First, you will have a digital dental X-ray of the entire tooth.
- Next, a rubber dam is placed inside your mouth so that it remains dry. Otherwise, saliva will come out of your tooth and hinder the process.
- The next step is when a tiny drill makes a small hole in the pulp chamber.
- After this is complete, our dentists remove the nerve and may take another X-ray to ensure the length of the root.
- Upon the tooth drying, you will have the inside of your tooth sealed.
- You may receive a temporary filling or a permanent one.
- In some cases, Dr. Cho and Dr. Jeon may suggest wearing a crown.
Is getting a root canal painful?
After we have successfully completed your root canal, most likely your tooth may be a little sore. We may recommend you medication to assist in alleviating the pain. It actually depends on the severity of the infection, and each case is unique. In some cases, patients are prescribed antibiotics, too. The antibiotic works to help with acute pain as the infection is treated. Overall, you will experience some discomfort and mild pain during a root canal. Often, the thought of the procedure brings on anxiety and causes people to associate it with acute or excessive pain. In reality, this is not the case. Dr. Cho and Dr. Jeon are seasoned root canal specialists and will take every step to ensure you are comfortable and at ease during your treatment.
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Diamond Bar, CA 91765