Endodontics is the study of the interior of the tooth, including treatments when an infection is present. Inside the hard exterior enamel of your teeth, your teeth are composed of pulp and nerve endings. This is what keeps your tooth alive and healthy, but when disease or decay has penetrated through the enamel and affected this interior structure, the tooth will often begin to die. When a tooth becomes infected, most patients experience sharp pain or toothache. Without proper care, this infection can eventually lead to your tooth dying and requiring extraction! Our team in Rancho Cucamonga, CA offers timely and effective root canal therapy to cleanse infection and help save your teeth.
Symptoms of Tooth Infection
- Pain or soreness around a tooth
- Swollen cheek, neck or face
- Pus or an abscess forming around a tooth
- Constant bad breath
- Discomfort when consuming hot or cold drinks
The Root Canal Process
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not a painful procedure and is actually used to help get you out of pain! Often, our staff endodontist will perform your root canal procedure, and it can be completed in just one day, relieving you of discomfort. To perform a root canal, your doctor will gently access the interior of your tooth by cutting a small hole in the enamel. Then, we will cleanse the inside of the tooth of infection, reshape the tooth roots and replace the interior pulp and nerves with gutta-percha, a biocompatible material. This will help restore structure to the tooth and allow it to stay healthy. Finally, your tooth will be capped with a dental crown to restore the appearance and functionality of the tooth. Once completed, you’ll be able to use your tooth and mouth just like normal again!
Offering Gentle Root Canal Treatments
We understand that a root canal has a bad reputation, but most patients don’t even feel a thing thanks to advanced technology and analgesics! Our experienced team works quickly and efficiently to relieve you of discomfort and get you feeling back to your normal self. Often, patients experience immediate relief from their chronic tooth pain after a root canal is completed! After a root canal, the care is simple—just keep your teeth and mouth clean like you normally would with brushing and flossing as well as routine dental checkups.
Get Out of Pain Today!
Don’t let tooth pain control your life any longer! Schedule an appointment with our team at Ponderosa Dental Group today and we will help cleanse your tooth.