Root Canal Therapy in Temecula
No one likes to hear that they need a root canal, but you may not know that this dental procedure is actually comfortable and helps save your natural teeth in order to preserve your oral health. We offer root canals at our Temecula dental office to help patients improve the health and stability of their natural teeth. Because Dr. Carr is certified in many specialties, he can expertly perform your root canal in-house, without sending you to an outside dental professional for care.
Endodontics and Root Canals
A root canal is a common endodontic treatment that addresses instances of a tooth infection and severe decay, while preserving your original tooth structure. As a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (a continuing education distinction that is awarded to less than %5 of dentists), Dr. Carr is able to care for infected and damaged teeth with root canal therapy.
Why Would I Need a Root Canal?
Root canals are necessary when bacteria have damaged the sensitive material on the inside of your teeth (called dentin). Left unchecked, this infected dentin can negatively affect a tooth beyond saving. Once this happens, patients will need to have the damaged tooth extracted and will have to consider options for having the tooth replaced, such as a fixed bridge, a dental implant, or a partial denture.
A root canal saves your original tooth and prevents you from needing more complex care.
Getting a Root Canal in Temecula
If you are experiencing tooth pain, you could have an infected or damaged tooth that requires a root canal in order to alleviate discomfort and protect your oral health. The only way to know if you need a root canal is to visit our dental office in Temecula.
Dr. Carr will conduct a thorough exam to verify that root canal therapy can help you. If you do need to have your tooth treated with a root canal, Dr. Carr takes the following steps:
1.) Your tooth and the surrounding gum tissue will be numbed for your comfort. We even provide sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, for anxious patients.
2.) The material inside your tooth will then be accessed by the creation of a small hole positioned on the top or side of your tooth.
3.) Infected dentin is completely removed and your tooth is filled with a material that seals and strengthens it.
4.) Your now-healthy tooth is topped with dental crown, to be even stronger and to protect it from further damage.
Patients compare the root canal process to the routine treatment of getting a cavity filled. With Dr. Carr’s friendly and gentle approach to dentistry, you can be sure that your root canal treatment will be as comfortable as possible.
If you are worried about your oral health and are wondering if a root canal could benefit you, contact Dr. Carr for more information about root canal therapy in Temecula. We want to help you save your original teeth and enjoy good oral health for life – contact us today!