What Happens in a Root Canal?

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What Happens in a Root Canal?

What Happens in a Root Canal?

When you have throbbing tooth pain, a pus-filled sac on your gum line, a darkened tooth, or any of the other obvious signs of infection, the first thing Dr. Ala Din needs to do is locate the source of the problem with dental x-rays. Its also necessary for him to complete a thorough oral exam to ensure that another issue is not causing your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, Dr. Din may perform a root canal right away or schedule it for a later date.

If youre wondering what happens in a root canal, the first thing Dr. Din does is place a rubber-like sheet called a dental dam in your mouth to keep it clean and free from saliva. The next step is to drill a small opening in the crown of your tooth in order to access and remove the infected pulp. Dr. Din cleans your entire tooth from the inside before placing a dental crown on top of it. This helps to strengthen your tooth and guard against further infection.

Leaving infected tooth pulp in your mouth can lead to significant complications. The most common one is an abscessed tooth. This is an extremely painful condition that can cause you to lose muscle in your jaw bone. The infection in your tooth can also spread to nearby teeth, causing unnecessary decay and the possibility that they too will require treatment. The minor discomfort of a root canal is well worth it when you consider what could happen if you ignore the problem.

Contact Us for Emergency Service or Schedule a Consultation

If youre experiencing moderate to severe pain due to a possible infection, we urge you to contact us immediately regardless of the day or hour. For subtle symptoms, please schedule an oral evaluation as soon as possible. Dr. Din and his entire staff are here to protect your long-term oral health.