If you have a cavity that has gone untreated, and has grown out of control, you will likely need root canal therapy in order to restore your smile. Some patients are intimidated by the thought of going through root canal treatment. But our Toluca Lake root canal dentists are here to ease your mind: we are going to help you understand how this treatment works.
So let’s say that you have a tooth that is infected with a serious cavity. This cavity has already made its way through your dental enamel and your dentin, and it has now infected your dental pulp. In order to save this tooth you need to eliminate the aggressive infection, sterilize the tooth, and then restore the tooth with inert materials.
Here’s what our dentist does in order to achieve these goals:
First we bore a hole into the dental enamel, so that we can completely remove all of the infected dental material. We will also use a small instrument to clean out the inner core of the tooth—all the way down through the dental nerves in the tooth root.
Once this compromised material is gone, we rinse out and purify the remaining healthy tooth structure. This helps to ensure that the infection will not reemerge after treatment.
The final step in the root canal therapy process is to fill and cap the tooth. Once this step is complete, you will be able to regain your normal daily functioning. This restoration phase ensures that you can eat and drink your favorite things, as well as speak naturally. Plus, your damaged tooth will look fresh, whole, and attractive again.
Using modern dental technology and sedation treatments our Toluca Lake root canal dentists can help you reclaim your smile quickly and comfortably. So contact our dental team if you are suffering with a damaged or cavity-infected tooth.