When the pain just won’t go away…
Root canal treatment saves the day.
If you’re feeling severe pain and sensitivity in (or near) one of your teeth, it might be infected.
If it is, a root canal treatment is your way of rescuing it. The treatment rids your tooth of the infection and the discomfort that comes with it, saving you – and your wallet – from the pain of a lost tooth.
How do I know if I need a root canal treatment?
Watch out for these 4 signs of infection:
Stinging pain while biting or chewing
Lingering sensitivity to hot and cold foods
Tender or swollen gums
Visible decay or darkening in your gums
Root Canal Treatment at Pleasant Hill Dental
Here’s what you can expect:
Why is Pleasant Hill Dental the right choice?
Simple – because you want maximum cleanliness with minimum discomfort.
With our industry-leading dental scanning equipment, we’re able to get a clearer picture of where infected tissue resides within your tooth. That clarity lets us be confident our root canal treatment clears out every bit of infected tissue and fully restores the health and function of your tooth.
Combined with Dr. Zhu’s exceptional sedation dentistry expertise, you get a root canal treatment that’s safe, comfortable, and – most importantly – effective.
Root Canal Treatment FAQs
Your root canal treatment will take about 90 minutes – around one hour for cleaning, and 30 minutes for placing and fitting your new crown.
The pulp of your tooth was most likely infected through a deep cavity or because of tooth damage – like a crack or fracture – that allowed bacteria to enter the tooth.
With local anesthetic and optional sedation, your root canal treatment will be pain-free and quite low on discomfort. There may be some sensitivity after the treatment, but it can be managed with pain relief medication and will gradually go away as you heal.
The American College of Radiology and American Dental Association have stated that the use of x-rays during dental procedures is entirely safe for pregnant women as long as it’s matched with proper shielding.
Here at Pleasant Hill Dental we always use proper shielding, and with our advanced equipment we’re able to take sharper x-ray images with less radiation than older units.
No, it isn’t true. There’s no reliable scientific evidence which suggests root canal treatment causes cancer or makes a person more likely to develop it.