If your tooth is suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, Lake Forest dentist Dr. Narkhede might recommend gentle root canal therapy to help save it. Our office is conveniently located for patients living and working in Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, and beyond!
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, reportedly performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
During therapy, Dr. Narkhede removes the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excises any bacteria or decay. After this phase is completed, Dr. Narkhede cleans out the chamber, treats it with a medicated material, and then fills it.
This process is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function and usually lasts a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, Dr. Narkhede will place a dental crown to protect your tooth and make it more resilient.
Does the idea of a root canal make you feel nervous, don’t let it! Your comfort is always our priority at Pankaj Narkhede, DDS, Inc., and we administer local anesthetic to help you relax during the therapy.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Dr. Narkhede may recommend root canal therapy if you’re experiencing:
- Swelling and tenderness of your gums
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at its root.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Narkhede Today!
If you’re experiencing dental pain, it’s important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Narkhede as soon as possible.
Dental abscesses, cracked teeth, and large cavities never heal. It’s imperative to treat them immediately to help keep the rest of your mouth healthy and pain-free and avoid potentially dangerous systemic infections.
A consultation with Dr. Narkhede is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if root canal therapy is needed to help save your painful tooth!
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