Root Canal By Covina Dentist Dr Michael Huang
Root canals are an important procedure that are sometimes necessary to preserve a tooth that has become damaged or severely infected. Of course, root canal treatment has earned a pretty bad reputation. For many people, the thought of going through a root canal may cause them to avoid treatment altogether.
But dental treatments and techniques have improved significantly over the years, and root canals at our Covina dental office are efficient and comfortable. In fact, many of our patients have said that the procedure was not nearly as stressful as they anticipated.
However, we are sensitive to the fact that you may still be apprehensive about the procedure. You can rest assured that we make it a priority to listen to your concerns and put you at ease so that you can get the treatment you need to protect your oral health.
Why Are Root Canals Necessary?
Deep inside your tooth is your root canal, which contains pulp and material that keeps your tooth healthy. If this material is damaged by severe decay or dental trauma, it can become infected. In many cases, a root canal is the only option we have to preserve a tooth that has been compromised by infection or decay.
If this occurs, we need to perform a root canal to remove the pulp, nerves, bacteria, and any decay in order to save the tooth and prevent the spread of infection. Once we’ve cleared away the infection, the space will be filled with medication and dental material to restore function of the tooth.
Symptoms of Root Canal Infection
Only a dentist can determine if you need a root canal, but some common warning signs are:
- Severe toothache pain
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink
- Tenderness and swelling
It’s important that you contact our office immediately if you notice any of the above symptoms. Putting off treatment usually results in unnecessary pain and a greater potential for tooth loss.
Supportive, Stress-Free Environment
Feeling anxious about root canal treatment is very common, but it really is possible to have stress-free treatment. We have various options for sedation, and we will take all necessary time to discuss your concerns so that we can provide the sedation that best suits your needs.
Our team is very experienced, and they have assisted Dr. Huang in many successful root canal procedures. You will be treated with compassionate care, and you can think of us as your support system during treatment.
Prompt, Efficient Treatment
Please contact our Covina dental office if you suspect that you need a root canal. If you are in pain, we will make arrangements to see you the same day. You are also welcome to call us at 626-332-1014 after regular business hours if necessary. Simply follow the menu options to leave a message, and we will return your call promptly to assess your situation.