Root Canals

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Pasadena, CA
Root Canals

Root Canals services offered in Pasadena, CA

Toothaches and swelling can indicate an infection that requires immediate, same-day dental care. At Dental Studio of Pasadena in Pasadena, California, the highly skilled team of experts offers root canals to restore decaying or infected teeth and reduce the need for extraction. Call the office at the first sign of a toothache or use the online booking feature today.

Root Canals Q&A

What are root canals?

Root canals are restorative dental procedures where your dentist removes decay and infection from inside a tooth its pulp and restores the tooth to prevent it from falling out. Root canals save your natural teeth, making them strong and long-lasting. Dental Studio of Pasadena offers same-day root canals when time is of the essence.

What symptoms point to my needing a root canal?

Symptoms that indicate you need a root canal include:

  • Toothache
  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Pus near the gumline
  • Pain with chewing
  • Facial or jaw pain

See your Dental Studio of Pasadena provider at the first sign of pain or swelling. Seeking early treatment almost always provides a better outcome.

Is a root canal right for me?

Your Dental Studio of Pasadena specialist determines if you need a root canal after reviewing your dental X-rays and examining your teeth and gums. They ask about your oral health history, symptoms, and lifestyle before customizing your treatment plan.

You might need only a filling or crown rather than a root canal if you have minor tooth decay. Severe tooth decay or damage often indicates the need for extraction, but a root canal can often save your tooth.

What happens during root canals?

Before a root canal, your provider numbs the treatment area and offers sedation to help you feel relaxed. They open up the top of an infected or decaying tooth, remove decay and bacteria, fill the inside tooth chambers with dental materials, and seal the tooth closed.

You often need a crown to cover the surface of a restored tooth to protect it and reduce the risk of further problems.

What should I expect after root canals?

After root canals, a treated tooth can feel sensitive for a day or two. To improve your comfort, take over-the-counter medicines if your doctor suggests it. Protecting a newly treated tooth is essential, so be careful not to chew on ice or other hard objects.

Brush your teeth after meals and floss daily to reduce the chance of decay, tooth infections, and gum disease.

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