If you live in the United States, then chances are you will need a root canal at some point in your life. According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), 25 percent of the population will need a root canal by the time they reach the age of 50, assuming they have not lost the tooth permanently.
Although many people will need a root canal, it is one of the most misunderstood dental procedures. Media portrayals have made many believe that a root canal is painful, unpleasant, and often unnecessary. However, if you are suffering from a severe tooth infection, it might be the only way to save your tooth from falling out.
During a root canal, our dentist numbs your mouth and uses the latest techniques to carefully remove the infected pulp from the interior of your tooth. This needs to be done all the way down through the roots that connect the tooth to your jawbone. This is where the procedure gets its name. Afterward, the tooth is sanitized, filled with a sturdy synthetic substance, and then topped with a crown so you can function like normal.
The popular perception is that a root canal hurts, but Dental Land Pasadena dentist uses the latest technology like a modern anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain during the procedure and can use the repaired tooth like normal soon after treatment. The only thing you will feel is some pressure in your mouth.
If you are experiencing severe, localized tooth pain, and other symptoms like sensitivity to temperature changes, throbbing, or pitting on the tooth, then it is time to seek treatment. You can make an appointment today with us at Dental Land in Pasadena and have your tooth treated in a single appointment so you can return to the normal activities you love.