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Dental patients experiencing symptoms such as tenderness while chewing and persistent sensitivity to cold or hot beverages and food may require endodontic treatment. At Pierce Aesthetics, Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Philip Konopa is skilled and experienced in providing the latest endodontic treatment such as a root canal. Moreover, in case you are wondering if a root canal is a terrifying experience, it is indeed a myth, with Dr.Konopa taking special care to put you at ease.
An endodontist is well-trained to treat any disease related to your dental pulp, and often performs dental procedures such as root canal therapy and oral surgery to also address dental trauma and tackle conditions such as cracked teeth.
The focus of endodontics is the pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth. The pulp, which contains nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels, can sometimes get infected and require root canal treatment or root canal therapy to first to remove the infection and then clean the affected area. The root canal is a must-do procedure because an infected pulp inside the tooth can lead to extensive damage to the tooth and result in its extraction.
What Are The Signs Of An Infected Tooth?
Your dental pulp may be diseased, and you may require a root canal if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Swelling or pain in gums and tooth
Unending sensitivity to cold or hot beverages or food
Tenderness to any touch
Sensitivity while chewing
Tenderness nearby bones, in the lymph nodes, or gingival tissues
Discoloration of tooth
However, it must also be pointed out that at times an infected dental pulp may not trigger any symptoms and a dentist can only determine any disease after a thorough dental examination. Moreover, just experiencing one of the above symptoms is not an automatic indicator for a root canal treatment. So, if you are experiencing any oral discomfort, please visit Dr.Konopa at Pierce Aesthetics to schedule a dental consultation.
What Do I Expect During A Root Canal Procedure?
During the procedure, you will be in the deft hands of Dr.Konopa who will make you feel nice and relaxed. A local anesthetic will then be administered to block any pain, and the troublesome tooth will be isolated from the surrounding teeth. The dentists will then make an opening in the tooth’s crown, and clean the pulp from the pulp chamber, which will then be reshaped. Finally, the root canals will be prepared and sealed with the dental filling, which is of rubber-like material. Dr.Konopa may also apply a temporary filling to close the opening of the crown. A crown will be placed, as a permanent restoration, to protect the tooth and reestablish its function, and complete treatment may need multiple visits to Dr.Konopa.
So, if you believe you have worrisome dental symptoms and require a professional dentist’s opinion, please contact Dr.Konopa at Pierce Aesthetics in Newport, CA, at 949-379-6511, and our trained staff will help you schedule a dental consultation and examination. Following the diagnosis, Dr.Konopa will suggest the most suitable and affordable treatment options.