Root Canal in Chula Vista

A root canal is a procedure specifically designed to save you from losing a tooth. Our teeth are comprised of certain parts, one of them being the pulp. A tooth’s pulp is where the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue are housed. When this area becomes inflamed or infected, then action must be taken in order to save that tooth from falling right out of your mouth.

How Do I Know if I Might Need a Root Canal?

When your pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you will begin to feel symptoms that prompt you to take action.

    Toothache
    These are pretty common, but certain toothaches point to the possibility of an inflamed/infected pulp. If you experience sharp pain in the middle of the night that leads into a generalized headache, then your tooth’s root may be suffering.

    Abscess
    If you see a bump near the top part of a tooth and/or pus present in the mouth, then there’s a good chance a root canal will be required.

    Sensitivity
    Extreme pain to hot and cold foods is a good indicator.

    Discoloration
    Dark discoloration on the tooth points to a deteriorated pulp. This is a severe sign.

Don't Wait Around

Masking the pain using anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen will only worsen your problem. If you notice a reoccurring pain that doesn’t seem to get away, then contact our root canal dentist, Dr. Deanna Risos, immediately. It is always better to save a tooth than to have it extracted and replaced. Nothing beats real enamel – despite how far technology has come.

The Procedure

If we suspect a tooth’s root is in danger, then you will undergo an x-ray to help confirm the diagnosis. The Root Canal in Chula Vista procedures are usually done within two appointments, with the first appointment taking up to an hour to perform. The second appointment is for a dental crown since most of your tooth with be lost during the process and must be capped with a crown to restore its appearance.

SEE WHY DR. RISOS IS THE BEST ROOT CANAL DENTSIT IN CHULA VISTA

Feel free to call our office at 619.482.8880 to learn more about the root canal in Chula Vista procedure or any other services we provide. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.