Root canal treatment can help patients reclaim their smiles after substantial oral health problems. Our article today provides an overview of how root canal therapy generally progresses. We hope that this information helps you visualize how root canal therapy may be able to help you!
If root canal therapy is deemed necessary, then you have probably already noticed some problematic symptoms pop up in your daily life. A tooth that is damaged down to the dental care will likely be painful, and it may also lead to persistent bad breath and aesthetic problems.
When you come into our office, the first thing that our Glendale dentists will do is to assess the current state of your oral health. If we see signs of a serious infection, we will take x-Rays to determine the extent and the exact location of the dental problem.
Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, we can proceed with root canal therapy. During this treatment we will go into your damaged tooth and remove the tissues that reside in the inner core of the tooth (under the dentin and dental enamel). As part of this treatment we will also remove the tooth root, which extends down into your jaw and gum tissue.
At this stage of treatment we are left with only the healthy portion of your tooth structure. The next step is for us to create a dental restoration to help rebuild your tooth! Your restoration is going to look natural, and allow you to regain normal functioning—eat and drinking your favorite things again!
Root canal therapy can absolutely be smile saving for dental patients. Want to learn more? Our Glendale root canal dentists are here to provide you with the information and support that you need in order to reclaim a healthy smile. Let’s get started!