Many people get concerned when they find out they need a root canal. Thankfully, the expert dental team at Shine Dental removes all the anxiety and discomfort from a root canal procedure. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced dental team than Shine Dental in Fremont, California. Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, and the team perform root canal procedures all the time. If you have any hesitations about getting a root canal, give the office a call or schedule an appointment online.
An infected tooth can cause pain very quickly, particularly if you don't address it soon enough. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth are:
Typically, one of the highly skilled dentists at Shine Dental can take care of your tooth in one or two visits. You may first need X-rays so the dentist can judge the magnitude of damage to the tooth needing a root canal.
One of the dentists at Shine Dental will use a needle to numb the region and make sure you don't feel anything during the procedure. Every now and then, they place a small sheet of rubber, or dental dam, around the tooth to protect it and keep it clean during the procedure. Once your tooth is anesthetized, the dentist forms a minuscule hole in your tooth to find and treat the area of infection in the root.
Next, your dentist will clear away the unhealthy and infected pulp, then irrigate the area with water to clean it. Until you return for a permanent crown, your dentist either seals the tooth or applies a temporary filling.
If you have any signs or symptoms of a tooth infection, call Shine Dental or schedule a consultation online.