Your smile is essential to your overall health and an important part of your appearance. Without general dental treatments, decay, damage and infection can jeopardize both your smile and your health. When a tooth’s interior has been compromised, root canal therapy is often the only option to save your tooth and prevent extraction. It can also stop the pain caused by infection. At Thousand Oaks Dental, we perform gentle root canal therapy that can restore your tooth and stop the pain.
Your teeth are made of layers that cover the root and nerve of the tooth that connect it to your jaw. When a tooth is damaged or seriously decayed, the interior layer or pulp of the tooth can become infected. Once the infection reaches the interior of the tooth, pressure on the nerve can cause severe pain and begin killing the tooth. Root canal therapy removes the decay and infected portion of the tooth, along with the nerve root. Once it is sterilized and filled, the tooth can be covered with a dental crown, restoring the function and beauty without the need for extraction.
Root Canals Offers Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
Many people equate root canals with pain, but they are often the solution not the cause of severe tooth pain. Our team uses the latest dental technology to make this procedure as quick and painless as possible. The procedure is usually no more painful than a routine filling and once the root canal is performed, the source of the pain is also gone. There is no need to fear a root canal when you come to our office – we will make you comfortable with our many amenities while we care for your infected tooth. Before you know it, you will be on your way without the pain or discomfort that often accompany an infected or damaged tooth.
If you have a tooth that has been keeping you awake at night, do not hesitate to call us for an appointment. We will get you in for an exam and if a root canal is needed, Dr. Thompson will take the time to explain the procedure in detail. We accept most insurance plans and payment plans to make it affordable to get the excellent dental care you need. Contact us today.