Have you recently been experiencing a severe toothache? Notice one of your teeth appears to be getting darker? At Legacy Dental Care we are proud to offer root canals in Huntington Beach for our patients that have a severely decayed, damaged or even infected tooth root and are interested in relieving their symptoms and preventing future complications. At Legacy Dental Care, we often hear how “scary” a root canal is, however, this is far from the case. Due to advancements in dentistry, root canals are extremely successful, quick and even painless. Not quite sure if you are a candidate for root canal treatment? Feel free to schedule an appointment with Legacy Dental Care, we would be happy to evaluate your affected tooth, smile and overall oral health to determine if a root canal is right for you.
A root canal is a dental treatment option that is usually recommended in an effort to save a patient’s tooth from needing to be extracted. When decay, damage or even infection is ignored in a tooth, it can eventually reach the tooth root canal/pulp, leading to a wide range of symptoms and complications. During a root canal, your endodontist creates a tiny hole in the affected tooth, allowing them to properly access the root canal of the tooth. Your endodontist will then remove any infection, decay or bacteria present and completely sanitize the area. Once completely cleaned and sanitized, the affected tooth will then be sealed.
Following a root canal, it is recommended to place a dental crown. A dental crown can improve the appearance, strength and even function of the affected tooth following the root canal.
Left untreated, decayed, infected or damaged root canals can become a serious problem, resulting in lost teeth and even the risk of sepsis (a potentially fatal infection of the blood).
Think that you or a loved one may need root canal treatment in Huntington Beach? Contact Legacy Dental Care today to schedule your appointment. We would be happy to get you added to our schedule for a consultation.