We regularly perform a root canal endodontic treatment in order to remove infections and save our patients’ teeth. Our team at Encinitas Dental Designs are experts at completing the procedure and doing so while keeping patients completely comfortable. Root canals are a common procedure. In fact, every year millions of root canals are performed and, as a result, the need to pull infected teeth is greatly reduced.
What is a root canal?
Root canals occur when a patient has a severely infected tooth. To salvage the tooth, the removal of harmful bacteria and dead or dying tissues is required.
While in the days of old, the root canal procedure could be a pretty painful experience. Thanks to modern dentistry and the gentle care of our root canal treatment from Encinitas endodontic specialists, the root canal has evolved into a far more comfortable procedure requiring no more than two follow up visits to our office.
When do I need treatment?
Typically, a root canal is required when an infection is detected deep within your tooth. Bacterial infection can happen for a variety of reasons – from injury or even an untreated cavity. Without treating the damage, the issue can quickly become severe enough to require full removal, so speed in dealing with your problem is of the essence.
We generally conduct root canal treatment as a four-step process divided into two separate visits to Encinitas Dental. Here are the steps you can expect if undergoing the procedure