Patients seeking a root canal in Burbank will find exceptional service and results with Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental. Our dental office has built a reputation as one of the finest in the area and our commitment to our patients’ wellbeing is unmatched.
What Necessitates a Root Canal?
A root canal is intended to clear out infected tissues from inside a tooth. Usually, an infection starts due to poor dental hygiene, but even patients with pristine dental habits can suffer from an ailment that necessitates a root canal.
For most patients, an infection within the soft tissues of a tooth, also known as the pulp, causes severe pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. Some patients describe this discomfort as a heightened sense of pressure within the tooth. If you feel any of these symptoms, we highly recommend that you reach out to us to schedule an appointment as this infection can spread to other parts of your body, necessitating more advanced treatment.
However, the good news is that a root canal is a pretty routine procedure and despite the myths surrounding the procedure, is hardly painful at all. We use a regional numbing agent so there’s no need to fear any real pain or discomfort during a root canal.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
As mentioned above, we first use a numbing agent to ensure your comfort during the procedure. From that point on, one or more small holes are drilled into the affected hole and the infected tissues, including the nerve of the tooth, are extracted.
In some cases, we may administer medicine to combat the infection before the small hole is sealed. Once this portion is complete, a filling or crown may be placed over the extraction site to ensure that no further contaminants can find their way into the newly created space.
After the procedure, patients may experience some minor pain or discomfort for the next couple of days, but most patients can return to work the day after their procedure. Over-the-counter painkillers are usually effective at treating this pain.
Overall, a root canal ensures the continued viability of a tooth, negating the need for a complete tooth extraction. The only major side effect of a root canal is that patients are unlikely to experience sensitivity to heat or cold in the affected tooth after the procedure.
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