Root Canals

Warner Plaza Dental Group

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Woodland Hills, CA

When tooth decay reaches the nerve of your tooth, you typically experience toothaches and temperature sensitivity. If you experience these symptoms, you should make an appointment with the dental experts at Warner Plaza Dental Group in Woodland Hills, California. They provide root canal treatments to clean and preserve your natural teeth. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Root Canals Q & A

Warner Plaza Dental Group

What is a root canal?

When decay is large enough and has reached the nerve of the tooth, it becomes necessary to remove the inflamed and unhealthy nerve tissue. Root canals can help you avoid tooth loss, extractions, implants, and dentures.

What are signs that I need a root canal?

Indicators for root canals usually are tooth pain, temperature sensitivity, and infection. This can be diagnosed with necessary X-rays and a comprehensive evaluation by your dentist. 

Tooth pain can be experienced when you chew or otherwise put pressure on your tooth. Temperature sensitivity can be experienced when exposed to hot or cold foods or beverages. An abscess is also an indication that a tooth has a damaged nerve.

It’s also possible that you won’t experience any symptoms at all. Routine checkups and dental X-rays might be the only way to properly diagnose, treat, and ensure your oral health.

What should I expect during a root canal treatment?

The doctors at Warner Plaza Dental Group thoroughly numb your damaged tooth and the surrounding tissues. They then remove the damaged nerve and replace it with filler material. Upon completion of the root canal, the tooth will be prepped for a crown to restore stability and function to the tooth.

During the treatment, we also offer nitrous oxide to keep you comfortable throughout your root canal.

How should I take care of my teeth after a root canal?

You may experience some tenderness immediately following your root canal completion, which can be treated with prescribed medication.

Following your root canal therapy, you may floss and brush as you normally do. However, it is important to avoid eating hard foods such as nuts as it may cause damage to the treated areas. 

Call or schedule an appointment online today.

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