A root canal used to be a dreaded procedure, but at Lovett Dental Pasadena, our modern methods and sedation dentistry have revolutionized the way people view the procedure.

Do I Need a Root Canal?doctor prepares a woman for a root canal

Root canal treatment is designed to remove bacteria from an infected root. The job of the roots is to anchor your teeth to your jaw and gum tissue. During root canal treatment, we are going to open the inflamed or infected pulp. Then, we will remove this, clean it, and disinfect it. Finally, we will fill the gap and seal it.

If you have this procedure coming up, you probably have a lot of concerns. The good news is that there is no need to worry. This is a common procedure that is performed regularly. Most people need root canals at some point in their lives. The sooner this condition is caught, the faster it can be treated. Rely on our team to help you.

What Are the Signs that I Need a Root Canal?

There are a few symptoms that you might experience if you need a root canal. Some of the most common signs and symptoms include:

  • Intense mouth or jaw pain
  • You are noticing that your gum tissue is starting to turn dark.
  • Your gums appear swollen or tender.
  • When you eat or drink hot or cold foods or liquids, experience hypersensitivity.
  • You recently chipped or cracked a tooth.
  • It has become exceedingly painful for you to chew or bite.

If you need a root canal, our goal is to carry out this procedure as quickly as possible. That way, we can preserve your tooth.

Recovering After a Root Canal

Once this procedure is complete, we will be with you during the recovery process. The good news is that the recovery is relatively straightforward. Because we use anesthesia during the procedure, you should not feel any pain during a root canal. After this, you may feel numb for about 2 to 4 hours. Furthermore, your mouth is probably going to be sore for a few days. The good news is that the vast majority of people can return to work or school immediately following a procedure. On the other hand, you should avoid eating or drinking anything until the numbness is gone. Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, we also have emergency services available. Please feel free to reach out to us if you are worried about anything at all. We are here to help you.

Call Lovett Dental Pasadena Today for All Root Canal Treatment Concerns

At Lovett Dental Pasadena, we place the needs of our patients ahead of our own. We are here to help you with all of your root canal needs. We have a tremendous amount of experience with this procedure, and we use every bit of this when you come to see us. If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, please reach out to Lovett Dental Pasadena online or call 281-998-8800 to schedule an appointment today.