If the thought of root canal treatment makes you feel uneasy, you are not in the minority. Luckily, this common endodontic therapy can be performed by your root canal dentist to alleviate pain, eliminate future dental issues, and save your tooth.
When the inner part of a tooth gets injured or diseased, the pulp dies. This can cause a painful infection if the tissue deep inside is not removed. Root canal treatment saves the tooth by extracting the damaged tissue and stopping the spread of infection.
Signs you may need to see an endodontist in Lompoc, CA include:
If you are experiencing any these symptoms, contact Ocean Dental immediately. If your dentist or endodontist in Lompoc, CA determines you need a root canal, the diseased pulp will be removed, and the pulp chamber will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Most of the time, root canal treatment can be completed at our Lompoc practice in one to two visits. If you have a more serious infection, you may be referred to an endodontist for advanced targeted treatment.
We recommend placing a dental crown after endodontic treatment to protect against future infections and to strengthen the weakened tooth structure. For the most part, the saved tooth should serve you well for life with proper oral hygiene habits.