When it comes to the health of your teeth, getting treatment sooner rather than later will always be the best choice. For tackling tooth decay and infections, Stonebrook Dental offers patients the option for a comfortable and safe root canal in Sacramento. This routine treatment is far from the scary experience many people think it is. Instead, it can be a fast and easy way to relieve the extreme symptoms you might be dealing with due to advanced tooth decay or dental injuries.
At Stonebrook Dental, we dedicate ourselves to providing a pleasant experience for all our dental treatments, both large and small. Our expert team is always here to go beyond to ensure the environment is friendly, comfortable, and professional on all levels. So call us today to get timely treatment and keep your smile bright and healthy through a positive dental experience at our location in Sacramento.
What is Root Canal?
Our patients most often report that root canal treatment generally feels the same as having a routine filling. In fact, with a successful root canal treatment, they leave the office in far less pain than they arrived. So what exactly is a root canal, and how does it help you find symptom relief? In short, a root canal is the ideal treatment you will need if the inner part of your tooth has become infected or damage has put the pulp at risk.
This inner part, called the pulp, is made up of essential nerves and blood vessels that help your teeth develop in younger years. However, if the pulp becomes infected, it can put your entire tooth at risk and even place your other teeth in significant danger of the infection spreading. This procedure can save and preserve your tooth by disinfecting and cleaning out the pulp, stopping decay in its tracks.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
We use local numbing and anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable with the entire root canal process at Stonebrook Dental. We only start the procedure once you are relaxed, comfortable, and ready. We are also happy to provide any information or answer questions ahead of time to help our patients feel at complete ease.
A root canal is much like a dental filling treatment in that it consists of two main parts: cleaning out the decay & infection and then sealing the tooth to prevent bacteria from getting back in there. Both steps are relatively quick, and the entire process should take under an hour for a routine root canal in Sacramento. Most patients will only have one per visit, but when treatment cannot wait, we may provide more than one in a single visit.
After the treatment, you can return to your daily life almost immediately, but we advise being careful while eating or drinking since the numbness can take time. The treatment area may also be sore for a couple of days, but even OTC pain medication can help keep you comfortable.
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Signs You Need a Root Canal Treatment
A severe and sharp toothache is the most common reason you may find yourself needing a root canal. But an infected tooth can have several symptoms, each a key sign that it is high time for a quick and effective root canal in Sacramento. If you notice any of the signs listed below, we recommend you give us a call and get the treatment you need sooner rather than later. Waiting too long can only prolong symptoms and put both your health and your tooth at risk.
Signs your tooth needs a root canal include:
- Pain: Tooth pain that persists and worsens is a key sign of infection. This includes pain that appears when eating or while touching the tooth.
- Sensitivity: Watch out for new or increased sensitivity.
- Discolorations: If your gums are looking funky or your tooth is discoloring, a timely root canal may be what you need.
- Gum Problems: If your gums are either swollen, painful, or bleeding, it is likely an infection.
- Loose Tooth: An infection eats away at the tooth and gums, so if you have a loose adult tooth, it certainly needs treatment.
- Injury: Chipped or cracked teeth are especially vulnerable to bacteria. Even if you don’t have an infection, we advise addressing the problem before it escalates.
- Sudden Stop of Pain: If your tooth pain suddenly goes from severe to nothing, it can mean the infection has just killed the nerves. The bacteria are still there and must be cared for soon to save the tooth.
Same-Day Appointment Emergency Root Canal
In many cases, timely treatment can be what saves your tooth. We can schedule a same-day appointment root canal if you have significant pain and a progressed infection. Regarding dental health, timely treatment can be the vital factor that saves your tooth and keeps your smile at its best. Waiting to have a root canal treatment is almost always the wrong approach, so we encourage you to call our office at the first sign of symptoms. Getting a timely root canal can be the best choice for both your health and so you can keep your tooth alive.
After Your Root Canal Treatment
Following a root canal, you may have some lingering numbness while the anesthetic wears off over the next few hours. During this time, we recommend being extra careful while speaking or consuming any food to avoid biting yourself. After the numbing wears off, it is normal for there to be some soreness or stiffness for several hours to a day or two. However, this typically never goes beyond a mild discomfort and quickly fades. However, if you continue to notice any of your previous symptoms after a couple of days, we recommend getting in touch so we can examine what is going on.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
Don’t let tooth decay or damage put your smile at risk! Call us or use our online form to set up your appointment with our dentist in Sacramento today! Our team is ready to provide you with high-quality treatment in a friendly environment so your smile can stay bright and healthy. Contact us today to fight back against tooth decay and protect your overall health.