SAVE YOUR TEETH
Root Canal Therapy in Temecula, CA
A root canal is an advanced dental treatment that can mean the difference between saving or losing a permanent tooth. Root canal therapy in Temecula, CA, can be an effective solution for tooth preservation as well as relieving extreme oral discomfort.
If our dentists near you recommend a root canal, this treatment is intended to alleviate your oral pain and save one or more of your teeth from severe damage and possible extraction. Elevate Dental offers root canal therapy near you.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is often misunderstood. Sometimes a tooth can suffer inflammation or infection within its roots. This can cause persistent and significant oral pain that will not resolve without treatment. Root canal therapy is a restorative dental procedure intended to save the affected tooth rather than extract it.
During a root canal, one of our dentists will use professional care to remove the pulp inside the tooth. This allows Elevate Dental Temecula to clean, disinfect, and shape the tooth’s root canals to bring it back to health. Once this procedure is completed, the tooth is often vulnerable. Therefore, for protection, the open space is generally sealed with a crown. Root canal therapy in Temecula, CA effectively prevents tooth loss and/or extraction, as well as further decay and damage to the affected tooth.
Symptoms that Root Canal Is Necessary
Persistent and intense oral pain can feel miserable. Our dentists in Temecula, CA can identify whether root canal therapy is necessary for treatment by assessing your symptoms and oral health.
In addition to persistent and/or intense tooth pain, patients experiencing the following symptoms may need root canal therapy:
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth sensitivity to heat and/or cold
- Swollen gums
- Tooth sensitivity to touch
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to schedule an as quickly as possible. It can be stressful to find out that you need root canal therapy. However, waiting for the problem to potentially resolve on its own can result in further damage to your oral health and the need for tooth extraction.