At Westminster Family Dentistry, we provide a full range of dental services for our dental patients in Orange County. We provide fast appointments and map out a custom treatment plan that will work for our patients.
What is dental root canal?
The term root canal denotes natural cavity that has occurred at the center of a tooth. The nerves of your tooth and pulp chamber lie within this root canal.
For treating a badly decayed tooth, dentists use root canal treatment to restore it without removing that affected tooth. In the procedure, the dental specialist removes the pulp, de-infects that area and then fills and seals it.
If your damaged tooth is not treated on time, it may lead to abscesses from infected surrounding gum tissues.
How can an affected tissue cause harm?
A damaged nerve tissue helps bacteria multiply within that pulp chamber. This bacterial growth and continued dump of debris from food intake lead to infection forming abscess at root ends. This infection, if not treated in time, can cause bone loss, swelling spreading to head and neck and severe drainage problems into the gum and skin.
What are the symptoms of getting a dental root canal?
1. Sensitivity to cold and heat
2. Extreme pain on applying pressure by chewing or eating
3. Frequent gum pimples
4. Surrounding gums seem to swell or become tender
5. Tooth discoloration
6. Positional pain
7. Pain on other parts like neck or head apart from teeth.
However, at times, there are no symptoms as such. With us, our dentist can make the correct diagnosis to identify your actual problem and thus treat accordingly.
What goes into the process of root canal treatment?
At Westminster Family Dentistry, Dr. Kaweh Farahbod follows these basic steps. You might require visiting the dentist’s clinic for a few sittings.
Step 1: Diagnosis through X-Ray
To confirm whether you require a dental root canal treatment or not, Dr. Farahbod will do an X-Ray of your teeth. He will also examine the previous X-ray reports to know your dental history. This helps to get the exact location and condition of decay.
Step 2: Anesthetizing
The dentist will then use local anesthesia to numb the affected area. Although it hardly has sense due to dead nerves and tissues, but to feel an anxious patient more comfortable, your dentist may anesthetize.
A sheet of rubber called rubber dam is used to keep the mouth free of saliva.
Step 3: Pulpectomy or removing the pulp
Next, your dentist will drill a hole or opening into your affected tooth. Once done, bacteria, damaged nerve tissue, and other debris along with the pulp are dug out.
Step 4: Filling
The vacant roots are then filled using gutta-percha materials. This whole process is completed by sealing the tooth off with cement.
Why is Dr. Kaweh Farahbod best for the root canal?
Dr. Kaweh Farahbod is a very renowned family dentist in Westminster, California and across. Besides providing finest dental treatment using state-of-the-art equipment, he provides these usually expensive medications at extremely reasonable packages.
For any query or getting an appointment with him, you can contact Westminster Family Dentistry at 1-714-893-1356