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Elk Grove Root Canals
Should I Get A Root Canal?
If a tooth is decayed or fractured Endodontic treatment is used to save a tooth. Root canals are Endodontic treatments. This 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.
What Is An Endodontist?
A dentist that has 2 years of extra education specializing in the inner parts of teeth. If you need a root canal the doctor will often refer a patient to an Endodontist. Your doctor and Endodontist will partner with you to rectify your oral health.
Common Symptoms of Root Canals
Schedule a 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. An x-ray will be able to identify which tooth is damaged.
What Happens During A Root Canal
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 x-ray an Endodontist will examine your gums teeth and bone structure. A treatment will be constructed and will be discussed with you. 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.
Elk Grove Root Canals FAQ
Q: What is a root canal?
A: A procedure where bacteria is removed from the root of the tooth.
Q: Is it painful after the treatment?
A: You will feel tenderness for a couple of days and pain will 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 procedure?
A: It is determined by the severity of your root canal you may need multiple visits 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.
Q: What is the recovery time?
A: After your procedure you should encounter gradual healing after 7 days.
Q: How much is a root canal?
A: It is determined by the intricacy of the surgery and the type of insurance.