Kill the Pain, Save the Tooth | Rancho Bernardo Dentist

Dentist in Rancho Bernardo, CA

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Root canal, or endodontic, therapy treats inflammation or infection within the pulp of a tooth. If you are awaiting your first root canal treatment, you may feel anxious or uncertain. It can be difficult to separate myth from fact when trying to learn what to expect. Here is some useful information about root canal therapy and some common misperceptions you may encounter shared by our Rancho Bernardo dentist

Despite common belief, root canal therapy does not cause pain. Instead, it relieves the pain you are already experiencing by treating the underlying cause of the infection or inflammation. Some common reasons for tooth pulp inflammation or infection include: 

  • Deep tooth decay 
  • Chip or crack in tooth structure 
  • Tooth root fracture 
  • Periodontal (gum) disease 
  • Repeated treatment on a single tooth 

Once inflammation begins, the pulp experiences swelling and pressure that cause pain. If left untreated, permanent damage to the pulp can occur, including pulp tissue death. When this happens, you may experience temporary relief of pain, but it may lead to painful infection and tooth loss. 

Root canal therapy is the removal of diseased or dead pulp tissue from the inside of a tooth. We use specially designed instruments that clean out the pulp chamber and root canals. Next, we disinfect the canals with special medications and clean them once more. Finally, we seal the canals to prevent re-infection. You may experience minor discomfort for a few days, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter medications. 

After your root canal treatment, your tooth will need a permanent restoration to replace the lost tooth structure and protect the remaining tooth. This may be a filling or dental crown, depending on your need. We will discuss your restoration plan with you prior to your root canal therapy

Whenever possible, saving your natural tooth is our goal. Root canal therapy can help to preserve your tooth. To learn more about root canal therapy or to schedule an appointment, contact our San Diego, CA dental office.

Classic Dental Smiles of Rancho Bernardo
Phone: (858) 485-6781
16766 Bernardo Center Drive, #100
San Diego, CA 92128

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Dentist in Rancho Bernardo, CA

Rancho Bernardo Dentist
16766 Bernardo Center Drive #100
San Diego, CA 92128
Call Us: (858) 485-6781
Email Us: info@classicdentalsmiles.com

Monday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am -4 :30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 430pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

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