If you have a tooth that becomes painful when you eat something hot or cold, you may indeed have a tooth that is infected or damaged in its interior. When this is the case, you will need to have root canal therapy to save the life of the tooth. Whenever you have a painful tooth it is wise to visit our dental practice, All Smiles Family Dentistry, so that you can have your tooth thoroughly examined by our expert and highly trained dentist, Dr. Robert Khanian. If it is determined that your tooth is infected, our dentist will be able to provide you with a Tarzana root canal so that your tooth will not need to be extracted.
Unfortunately, the only way to save a tooth that is infected or damaged in its interior is with a root canal treatment. However, the good news is that today having a root canal procedure at our office is performed while our patient remains in total comfort. It used to be that patients feared having root canal procedures, but with advanced dental procedures and anesthesia this is certainly no longer the case. The great news is that root canal treatments are successful in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. Once our dentist has had a chance to review your particular situation, he will be able to let you know the odds of your Tarzana root canal being successful. He will also be able to let you know whether your root canal treatment will take one or two office visits.
During your Tarzana root canal, the infected or damaged pulp at the interior of the tooth is completely removed. The space is filled with medicated dental materials, and the tooth is then sealed to prevent any further infection. The root canal system will also be cleaned and sealed. After a root canal treatment, a patient may need to get a porcelain crown to permanently protect and strengthen the tooth. If root canal treatment is needed but is not performed, the tooth will remain painful and infected, and will eventually fall out. It is very dangerous to take this course of action as infection can spread to other parts of your mouth or even to other parts of your body. For an appointment to meet with our dentist to determine the cause of your tooth pain, simply contact us today. If you are in pain and need to see our dentist immediately, simply let our office staff know the reason for your call; they will work to get you in to see our dentist on an emergency basis.