Being told that you need root canal treatment doesn’t seem like something you might get excited about. However, if you’re visiting your dentist because your tooth is in severe pain due to extreme tooth decay, then learning that you have a conservative option for alleviating it could be great news. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we can customize your root canal treatment to provide minimally invasive, but highly effective, relief from your tooth troubles. Not only is the procedure itself more comfortable than you might expect, but the results of your treatment are reason enough to look forward to it.
You can keep your tooth
The problem with extreme, or internal, tooth decay isn’t just the pain that it causes; it’s also the threat that it poses to your long-term oral health. The decay is the result of oral bacteria infecting your tooth structure, and in severe cases, it reaches the inner pulp chamber of the tooth. If it isn’t checked in time, the internal decay can cause your tooth to fall out or require extraction by the time you seek treatment. However, root canal treatment can often save the tooth and your oral health, helping you avoid the need to replace the tooth with a dental bridge or implant.
Your tooth won’t hurt anymore
Root canal treatment involves carefully removing the infected nerves and tissues from within your tooth’s pulp chamber and root canal. This removes the source of your tooth’s intense discomfort, and afterward, we can restore the tooth by filling and sealing the pulp, root canal, and cavity of the tooth. To ensure that the tooth remain strong, healthy, and resilient following your root canal treatment, we can also suggest capping the tooth with a custom-designed, highly lifelike dental crown.
Your restoration will be highly realistic
Part of your root canal treatment involves removing the decay that has settled into your tooth structure and inner chambers. This stops the infection from growing worse and affecting more of your tooth. Another part of your procedure is restoring the healthy tooth structure that remains, such as filling and sealing the root canal and pulp with a biocompatible material (known as gutta percha). The goal of your treatment is to fully restore the tooth’s ability to function, which may also require placing a highly lifelike dental crown over it. Often crafted from customizable dental porcelain, which is tinted to match your tooth’s color, texture, and appearance, your crown can restore your tooth’s healthy, whole, and beautiful appearance after its infection is removed.
Look forward to root canal treatment
The best reason to look forward to your root canal treatment is the alleviation of severe tooth decay’s symptoms, as well as the full restoration of your remaining healthy tooth structure. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.