Compassionate Dental Care
Did You Know that one of the most common dental myths is that root canals are painful? As a matter of fact, 15% of Americans avoid obtaining dental care due to fear of this common misconception. Contrary to popular belief, however, at our practice in Aliso Viejo Root Canal Treatment is actually virtually painless, and 89% of patients are satisfied with their results after root canal treatment.
At Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group, we offer root canal treatment for infected or inflamed nerves or pulp caused by dental decay, a cracked or broken tooth, or tooth injury. If you're in need of relief, we can help you prepare for your procedure and understand what to expect before, during, and after your visit to our dental office. Contact Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group today to schedule an appointment.
When tooth decay penetrates the tooth’s enamel and enters the pulp, or inner tissue, infection and pain can occur. Oftentimes, if the infected pulp is not removed from the tooth, the tooth will be lost. Because of this, Root Canal Treatment aims to preserve the tooth by removing the infected pulp, which effectively relieves pain and rids the tooth of infection.
Save Your Tooth
With modern anesthesia options and dental techniques, root canals are similar in sensation to having a filling. In fact, the tooth pain you likely feel before a root canal is more painful than the procedure itself, and the procedure will relieve this pain. Root Canal Treatments are the only way to remove the infected tissue and restore the tooth; otherwise, it will need to be extracted.
If an infected tooth remains untreated, the infection will likely spread to the surrounding teeth and gums, causing more pain. This can eventually lead to the loss of multiple teeth and deterioration of the jawbone. In some cases, infections may not show symptoms and will only be identified during your bi-annual checkup. In other cases, the following symptoms may indicate you need root canal treatment:
The first step in the root canal treatment is to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Before the procedure begins, you will be properly anesthetized to prevent you from feeling any discomfort. Then, a small hole will be drilled into your tooth to access the pulp and remove all the infected tissue from the pulp chamber and root canals. The inside of your tooth will then be disinfected thoroughly, and a rubber-like substance will be used to fill the now-empty pulp chamber and root canals. At this point, your tooth will then be sealed, and a crown will be placed to restore the outer layer of the tooth.
Think you might need a root canal? Don’t wait until you are in excruciating pain. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Reza Abaei Tafreshi of Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group today!
Maintain a Healthy, Beautiful Smile
After receiving Root Canal Treatment Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group highly recommends taking proper care of your teeth and gums. To maintain your oral health, we recommend brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams. It may be necessary to schedule an additional visit to our office to X-ray the treated tooth and confirm the infection is gone. With diligent care and attention, a tooth treated with a root canal can remain healthy for the long term, which is a great motivation to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
The length of time for Root Canal Treatment can vary depending on the severity of the infection and the complexity of the case. However, most root canals can be completed in a single appointment, which typically takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
While Root Canal Treatments have a reputation for being painful, most patients report little to no pain during the procedure itself. In fact, the pain associated with a root canal is often due to the infected or damaged tooth, and the procedure can actually provide relief from that pain.
After Root Canal Treatment, it's recommended that you avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for a few days to allow the treated tooth to heal. However, once the tooth has fully healed, you should be able to eat and chew normally.
While Root Canal Treatment is generally considered safe, there is a slight risk of complications, such as infection or damage to surrounding teeth. However, with proper care and follow-up appointments with your dentist, these risks can be minimized.
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive oral health treatment to all our patients. Our team, led by Dr. Tafreshi, believes that a solid doctor-patient relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. We work closely with each patient to establish a lifelong partnership and provide personalized treatment plans. We want you to feel empowered in making decisions about your oral health. Don't let dental care be a luxury out of reach; we believe a beautiful smile is easily achievable for everyone. Schedule an appointment today, and let us help you achieve your dental goals.
15 Mareblu Suite #360, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656