Root Canal Specialist in Lake Forest and Whittier CA
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is a series of procedures used to treat problems in the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth. It isn’t as bad for some people to experience pain when undergoing this procedure – it’s usually on par with getting your fillings done. For specific types of tooth pain that responds well to endodontics it can actually be one of the most effective treatments available.
I’m In Pain! Do I Need A Root Canal?
A root canal is needed when infection or inflammation develops in the pulp tissue of the tooth. Pulp tissue contains blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerve cells which can cause intense pain. Over time this discomfort may subside or at least be reduced for a short period of time. On the other hand, an infected tooth will not go back to its normal state without treatment; it might even lead to a dental abscess and systemic issues in other body parts!
Sensitivity and tenderness to pressure is normal for the first few days following a root canal, but your symptoms will be alleviated with pain medication. If you are still experiencing discomfort after several days, please call us immediately so we can offer other solutions to help keep you comfortable.
In reality preventing a root canal by simply maintaining proper dental hygiene helps avoid cavity-related complications that may lead to tooth loss or worse. It would also greatly benefit patients who are not candidates for endodontic treatment due in large part because of their age. The earlier cavities are diagnosed and treated before they become too severe the less invasive procedure becomes as well as quicker recovery time required during rehabilitation phase of treatment.