Root Canal in Davis
A root canal is a procedure specifically designed to save you from losing a tooth. Our teeth are comprised of certain parts, one of them being the pulp. A tooth’s pulp is where the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue are housed. When this area becomes inflamed or infected, then a root canal procedure must be taken in order to save that tooth.
How Do I Know if I Might Need a Root Canal?
You MAY feel pain. Sometimes, however, a tooth can become infected and cause severe distraction with no evident pain. This is one of the reasons it is important to see your dentist for regular checkups.
These are pretty common, but certain toothaches point to the possibility of an inflamed/infected pulp. If you experience sharp pain in the middle of the night that leads into a generalized headache, then your tooth’s root may be suffering.
If you see a bump near the top part of a tooth and/or pus present in the mouth, then there is a good chance a root canal will be required.
Extreme pain to hot and cold foods is a good indicator.
Dark discoloration on the tooth points to a deteriorated pulp. This is a severe sign.
Root Canal - Procedure
Root canals are often one or two appointment procedures depending on the complexity of the particular tooth. As soon as the root canal is finished, a dental crown is prepared to prevent future fracture of the compromised tooth.
If you notice a recurring pain that doesn’t seem to halt, then contact our dental office immediately. It is always better to save a tooth than to have it extracted and replaced.
Feel free to call our office at 530-753-4728 to learn more about Root Canals in Davis or any other services we provide. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.