Root Canal

A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Root canals aren't fun, but there's no need to worry. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit the skilled dental team at A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry. The accomplished dental group at A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry does root canals on a daily basis in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California and Simi Valley, California. If you’re concerned about having a root canal, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Root Canal Q & A

Why might I need a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure intended to remove oral discomfort and restore your tooth. When the inside of your tooth is severely infected or decayed, one of the expert dentists at A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry extracts any dying or dead tissue and bacteria from the tooth's interior. Doing so lets them get rid of your pain and preserve your tooth.

What leads to an infection in the tooth root?

Roots and tissue inside your teeth can become infected with bacteria as a result of an injury to the tooth or from a cavity that is left untreated. The infected tissue can develop inside the pulp or root of your tooth if you neglect to go to the dentist. This can cause a host of other problems if the infection spreads any further, so be sure to seek treatment.

What are the symptoms of an infected tooth?

An infected tooth can cause pain very quickly, particularly if you don't address it soon enough. You may experience these symptoms when you have an infected tooth:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness when eating and drinking
  • Intense tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Smelly, bad breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
  • Darkening color of the tooth
  • A small pimple-like bump on your gum

What's involved in a root canal?

One of the highly trained dentists at A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. First, it may be necessary to take an X-ray to determine the degree of harm to the tooth requiring the root canal.

At your appointment, one of the dentists at A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry utilizes a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. Occasionally, they place a dental dam, or a small film of rubber, on your tooth to keep it hygienic and shielded while the procedure is happening. Once your tooth is numb, the dentist forms a minuscule hole in your tooth to access the area of infection inside the root.

Then, your dentist takes away the damaged and unhealthy pulp using small files and sprays the area with water to remove debris. After all diseased matter is gone, your dentist either seals the tooth or inserts a non-permanent filling to shield the tooth until you return for a permanent crown.

Book a consultation online or call A Plus Cosmetic Dentistry if you show even a minor symptom or sign of tooth infection. It could be more serious than you think.