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Root Canal Symptoms

If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment to alleviate your discomfort. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a common dental procedure that involves removing infected or damaged tissue from inside a tooth and restoring it to its natural state.

At Ventura Dentist, we understand that the thought of a root canal can be intimidating. That’s why we have a team of skilled root canal specialists who are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and comfort during your procedure.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is used to treat a damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the infected or damaged tissue from the inside of the tooth, known as the pulp, and cleaning and sealing the root canal.

During the procedure, your root canal dentist will make a small hole in the top of your tooth to access the pulp. They will then use specialized tools to remove the damaged tissue and clean out the root canal. Once the root canal is clean, your dentist will fill it with a special material to prevent bacteria from re-entering the tooth. Finally, they will place a crown or filling on top of the tooth to restore its shape and function.

What to Expect During Your Root Canal Treatment

Before your root canal treatment, your dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. This will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

During the procedure, you may feel some pressure or mild discomfort as your dentist works on your tooth. However, most patients report little to no pain during the procedure. If you are feeling anxious or uncomfortable, your dentist may offer sedation options to help you relax.

After your root canal treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity. This is normal and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your tooth after the procedure, including avoiding hard or crunchy foods and practicing good oral hygiene.

Why Choose Ventura Dentist for Your Root Canal Treatment?

At Ventura Dentist, we understand that the thought of a root canal treatment can be intimidating. That’s why we have a team of skilled root canal specialists who are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and comfort during your procedure.

Our team uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your root canal treatment is as comfortable and efficient as possible. We also offer sedation options to help you relax during the procedure.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact Ventura Dentist today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced root canal specialists.

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Triggers Of Root Canal Symptoms

Two main reasons can cause this damage:

 •   When the tooth has received a strong blow and, whether it breaks or not, the tooth loses its vitality.

 •   Due to a cavity that has not been treated in time and the infection reaches the dental pulp.

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Chewing pain or sudden pain

Chewing should not represent any discomfort if your teeth are healthy. Therefore, the fact that it hurts to chew is an indication that there is a problem. Even if you cannot see any alteration in your teeth or gums with the naked eye, but you still feel pain or discomfort when you eat, you may need a root canal.

Even without chewing, there are cases in which people who need a root canal treatment experience sudden sharp pains in one of their teeth.

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Darkening of a dental piece

One of the most common causes you may need a root canal for is after a trauma or a blow to one of your teeth.

It is possible that one of your teeth has broken and you didn’t realize it. If the trauma affected the tooth’s nerve, you will begin to notice discoloration changes in the tooth because the area is no longer receiving the same blood flow as before.

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Gum inflammation

Root canal treatment is required when the root of the tooth is affected, as we already know, by decay or trauma. Being a problem in the pulp, it is usual that the gums or other soft parts surrounding the tooth become inflamed.

Inflammation in your gums may also indicate that you suffer from an infectious process in the root so that you will need a root canal more urgently.

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Bad taste in the mouth and bad smell

If there is an infectious process affecting the root of your tooth and it is not taken care of in time, the infection can create an abscess with pus that will generate a strange taste in your mouth and halitosis. Root canal treatment provides the ideal cleaning and treatment to overcome these two uncomfortable symptoms.

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If you suffer from any of these root canal symptoms and suspect you require a root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to visit Channel Islands Family Dental. At Channel Islands Family Dental, we will be focused on your visit and make a timely diagnosis.  Besides, our dentists will be able to guide you to the best treatment to give you back your best smile in Ventura.

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