Root Canals in Brentwood, CA
Has a dentist told you that you need a root canal? Do you suspect that you may need a root canal because of your symptoms? At Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry, Brentwood dentist Dr. Huma Bayat has performed hundreds of root canal procedures with very successful results.
Many times, the need for a root canal is discovered because the underlying infection causes pain, swelling, and sensitivity. If you suspect you need a root canal, the sooner you contact us, the better the chances are that we can treat you successfully.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
A root canal procedure becomes necessary when the inner canals of your tooth’s root become infected. This can happen because of trauma, an ongoing infection, malocclusion (a bad bite), or, sometimes, the cause may not be known. Whatever the reason, immediate treatment can help us to save your tooth.
What patients often do not realize is that a root canal is often the last effort to save a troubled tooth. Why is it so important to save your natural teeth instead of just extracting them? When you lose your natural teeth, your bone begins to recede. This can cause a negative chain reaction in your mouth, affecting your opposing and adjacent teeth.
What Are the Signs That I Need a Root Canal?
An infection in your root canal may have no symptoms, but if it does, some of the most common ones are:
- Swelling of your gums or jaw
- A small bump, like a pimple on your gums
- Pain and sensitivity
- Persistent pain that worsens and does not go away
- Pain when chewing
What Is a Root Canal Procedure?
A root canal procedure starts by making a very small hole in your tooth so that Dr. Bayat can access your root’s canal. Once she has access to the inside of your tooth, she will completely clean out the infection and may place medication to assist with healing. The canal will then be filled with an inert material and sealed off.
After your procedure, you should feel significantly better. The infection will be gone and your body’s natural healing process will take over. Within a few days, you should feel like you are back to normal.
What Happens After a Root Canal?
After you have a root canal, Dr. Huma Bayat may recommend a crown on your tooth to protect it. When you have a root canal procedure, your tooth becomes brittle and may break more easily. A crown will provide support to your tooth and help to stabilize it. It will provide a protective cover so that every day activities like chewing and talking do not damage or break your tooth.
Call to Schedule Your Root Canal Evaluation
Do you suspect that you need a root canal procedure? Give us a call. A simple evaluation in our office can determine if you need a root canal. At Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry, we can perform your root canal and restore your dental health.
This Brentwood mother of 3 need to have a root canal but was a little apprehensive. After a consultant with Dr. Bayat, she went ahead with the very uneventful procedure, ... Read more