Root Canals Services
Fast and Pain-Free Root Canal Treatments
Persistent pain in the area around a single tooth may indicate that it is extremely infected or decayed. The good news is Palmdale root canal dentist Dr. Oh at AV Sierra Dental Center can often relieve discomfort quickly, saving a tooth that is severely damaged. Though the term “root canal” has a notorious association with pain, with all of the advances in the field of dental care and pain management, our root canal services are now a comfortable and efficient way to preserve and restore your oral health. Schedule your appointment today by contacting us online or call our office in Palmdale (661.202.3542) today!
When Is a Root Canal Treatment Needed?
When decay and infection cause damage to the nerve and pulp of a tooth, a root canal treatment is performed. Common symptoms that indicate a possible need for our root canal services include:
- Consistent pain (may include throbbing) in the tooth area
- Pain caused by the pressure of chewing or as an extended reaction to contact with hot and cold temperatures
- Tender, swollen gums
- The appearance of a pimple on the gums
Root Canal Treatment
Our root canal dentist, Dr. Oh, will gently remove your tooth’s damaged tissue and nerves, then carefully cleans and seals the tooth to protect it from bacteria. The procedure may require more than one visit, depending on the severity of the infection and the type of restoration — typically a filling or a crown — that is needed.
What Can I expect My Root Canal Recovery to Be Like?
You will experience instant pain relief after your treatment with one of our root canal dentist. During your root canal recovery, chewing on the affected side of the mouth should be avoided until the filling or final restoration is completed. Your tooth may be sensitive for a couple of days following the procedures. Any discomfort you experience can be easily managed through the use of over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen. Your oral health routine should continue as usual and should include brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
Is a root canal painful?
In most cases, receiving our root canal services feels just like receiving a filling — and at AV Sierra Dental Center, we offer comfort options that eliminate pain and induce a serene, relaxed state while we perform this simple procedure.
Is a root canal the same as a filling?
A filling is a less extensive procedure than a root canal and only requires the removal of decay from the tooth’s surface. During a root canal, the damaged tooth pulp and nerve are removed by our root canal doctors before the filling or other restorations are applied.
How Long Do Root Canals Last?
Our root canal services have a success rate of 95% and can last a lifetime.
Root Canals vs. Dental Extractions
Root canals are often the better option compared to a tooth extraction. Your natural teeth are always stronger than prosthetics that are often required when we perform an extraction. Root canals also tend to be less painful than an extraction. However, if the tooth cannot be saved, our dentists will likely then recommend the tooth be removed.
Ready to Relieve the Pain?
Time is a critical factor when it comes to dental pulp infections and decay. The sooner our root canal dentists can diagnose and start treatment, the more likely they will be able to save your natural tooth. If you are experiencing tooth pain, call 661.202.3542 today to schedule an appointment with our Palmdale dental office.