Giving your teeth the treatment they need not only protects your smile, but it gives your overall health a boost. Root canals are no exception, and they are actually often a vital treatment to keeping your tooth alive and healthy. A modern root canal in Riverside at Tropic Dental Care is a comfortable routine procedure that will see you leaving our office with improved symptom relief and a healthier smile overall. Our goal is to provide you with fast, painless treatment that gives your smile lasting benefits and a brighter look. Contact us today to learn more about our dental procedures and how we can keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
What Is a Root Canal?
What Is the Procedure Like?
Your average root canal is fast, comfortable, and effective. Once we determine that a root canal is your best option, we can begin by providing a local anesthetic to keep the treatment area numb. Our goal is for you to have a low-stress experience from start to finish with virtually no discomfort at all. We start with the procedure only once we are fully sure you are comfortable, ready, and relaxed.
The procedure itself is quite similar to getting a dental filling. The main difference is that a root canal goes a bit deeper into the tooth to clear out the affected parts. We make sure to get all the infected or damaged pulp out of the tooth so it won’t be a problem anymore. Only once it is all cleared out will we seal off the tooth, preventing any bacteria or other material from getting into that inner area
For most patients, their root canal treatment should take under an hour, with many patients needing only half an hour per treated tooth. You can even drive yourself back to work (or home!) after your procedure. Having some soreness and stiffness around the treated tooth is normal once the numbing wears off. However, you should be in less pain than before, and even the soreness should wear off within a day or two.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
- Swelling or discoloration of your gums
- Bleeding from your gums
- Teeth that are loose
- Tooth discoloration
- Sudden cessation of pain (this can mean the infection has killed your tooth’s nerves)
If you notice any of these signs, then it is high time to give Tropic Dental Care a call right away. We can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible, with the goal being to save your tooth and get rid of your symptoms. The longer you wait, the more you put your tooth and health at risk. As a last resort, we may need to remove an infected or damaged tooth! All the more reason to get care as soon as you start noticing the signs, so you can keep your smile healthy and whole.
If you think you need a root canal, we strongly recommend you call our office or use our online form to set up your appointment today. In a case where the infection might be considered an emergency, we even offer patients the option for same-day emergency dentist appointments. In any case, the sooner you come in for treatment, the better your results can be. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and give your smile the premium care and treatment it deserves.