A root canal is often the best option to save a tooth that has been infected, has suffered decay, or has been damaged in some way. By removing the pulp in the tooth, dentists can replace the pulp and keep the tooth.
Why would I need a root canal?
A root canal procedure can be helpful for any number of problems concerning infected, decayed, and damaged teeth. Trauma and injury laden teeth can also benefit from a root canal.
Unfortunately, many patients believe that damaged, decayed, and infected teeth must be removed. However, at Dental Solutions our Glendale dentists can work with you to keep those teeth by performing a needed root canal. Our Glendale root canal specialists will ensure that you get to keep your tooth and maintain functioning.
What is the general root canal procedure like?
It can be frightening to go through a root canal procedure without understanding what is going on. If you have any questions before or after your root canal procedure at our Glendale dental office, feel free to ask our dentists. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable.
The procedure will follow these general guidelines:
- First, your gums will be numbed
- Then an anesthetic will be administered
- From here, the dentist will use tools to remove the pulp from the tooth.
- Next, the dentist will fill the inside part of the tooth with medicines, temporary fillings, and the final root canal filling.
- Lastly, a permanent filling or crown may be needed and added
Although not every root canal procedure is the same, this is progression most root canal procedures will follow.
For additional information on root canal therapy and root canal procedures, feel free to visit our Glendale dental office. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our commitment to our patients. If you are looking for quality dental care from dental practitioners who care, then Dental Solutions is here for you.