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Root Canals In Elk Grove

Should I Get A Root Canal ?

If a tooth is decayed or fractured , Endodontic dental treatment is used to save a tooth. Root canals are Endodontic treatments. This dental procedure is finished in one or two visits determined by the required work. When the operation is completed , the tooth will act like a normal tooth. Because a local anesthetic is administered by a dental professional, it is important that you make sure that a family member or friendly face is there to pick you up immediately after the dental procedure.

What Is An Endodontist?

An Endodontist is a dentist that has had 2 years of extra education and specializes in procedures that involve the interior of the tooth. Most commonly an Endodontist will be referred by another dental professional if the patient is in need of a root canal, but there are many other cases that would require their assistance. It is their goal to save the natural tooth and have oftentimes been dubbed, Specialists in Saving Teeth. If you are unsure of whether you are in need of endodontic treatment, our dentist can examine your mouth and let you know if an Endodontist needs to be brought in.

Common Dental Symptoms of Root Canals

Schedule a dental consultation with a dentist if you experience:

  • Discoloration gum or tooth pain or sensitivity 
  • An abscess 
  • Pus drainage 
  • Tenderness or swelling of your lymph nodes

Periodically a complication can arise without warnings. A dental x-ray will be able to identify which tooth is damaged.

What Happens During A Root Canal Dental Procedure?

An Endodontist will extract the diseased pulp around the tooth’s nerve. The pulp chamber of the tooth will be cleaned, medicated, and sealed. A dental crown will be used to strengthen and protect the tooth. 

What Happens If I Need A Root Canal?

After analyzing your dental x-ray, an Endodontist  will examine your gums, teeth, and bone structure. A dental treatment will be constructed and will be discussed with you by our dental staff or dentist. If a root canal is necessary:

  • A numbing agent will be applied to an affected area. 
  • A dental dam is used to separate and keep your teeth clean and saliva free. 
  • The tooth will have a hole made in the top and the nerve and pulp will be extracted to be replaced with a filling. 
  • A substitute filling is implanted pending your next consultation. 

Call us to schedule an root canal appointment at our office or request an appointment online.

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Root Canals FAQ

Q: What is a root canal? 

A: A dental procedure where bacteria is removed from the root of the tooth. 

Q: Is it painful after the dental treatment? 

A: You will feel tenderness for a couple of days and pain could last 17 to 24 hours. You can use over the counter pain. If you experience pain past a couple of days contact your oral surgeon. 

Q: How long is the dental procedure? 

A: It is determined by the severity of your root canal you may need multiple visits to our Elk Grove dentistry with each visit taking between 30 and 90 minutes. 

Q: Is the procedure painful? 

A: If your pulp is dead your nerves will feel no pain. If it’s alive, local anesthetic will be administered by the staff during the dental procedure at our Elk Grove office. 

Q: What is the recovery time? 

A: After your dental procedure you should encounter gradual healing after 7 days.  We recommend discussing

Q: How much is a root canal? 

A: It is determined by the intricacy of the surgery and the type of insurance.

Q: How do I get a dental appointment?

A:You can call us at our Elk Grove office or make a dental appointment online

If you have more questions regarding root canals, don’t be afraid to reach out to our office staff for answers. We want you to understand your procedure and know that you are receiving the best treatment for your oral health because a great smile starts when you are feeling confident. Contact us at (916) 686-1101 to reach our Elk Grove office so that you can speak with someone for assistance.