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Root Canals

root canal illlustrationIf you’re experiencing pain in one or multiple teeth alongside swelling, an abscess or sensitivity, it might be time for a root canal.

Fortunately, our skilled team is equipped to handle your needs with ease and comfort.

The Root Canal Process

A root canal may be required when an infection has moved to the root of your tooth, causing it to decay and eventually die. It happens when decay moves from your enamel to the dentin, and travels into the pulp. Without proper attention, the infection can spread to nearby teeth and cause the need for more serious dental work.

It’s our goal to always stop the infection before it spreads.

When you visit us for a root canal, we’ll begin by numbing the area to make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed the entire time. We’ll need to clean the affected tooth, and then drill into it to remove the pulp of the tooth where the infection has overtaken the root.

Once we’ve removed all of the damaged pulp, we’ll fill it back up with a sterile material to help provide integrity to the tooth.

Then, we’ll seal the tooth back up and you’re free to go. We may provide a prescription for antibiotics to ensure the infection clears up fully. We recommend taking ibuprofen for any pain that you may experience the following day, though it should subside relatively quickly.

Eventually, you may need a crown on top of the affected tooth, as with time, the tooth can darken and become weak. If a crown is recommended for you, we’ll talk you through the entire process and help you decide if the timing is right for you to move forward with the treatment.

Schedule Your Visit

If you’re in need of a root canal, we can help. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment to get your oral health back on track. We look forward to helping you take care of your smile.

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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Root Canals Casa Blanca, Riverside, Chino Hills CA | Melody Dental Care

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