Utilize Our Root Canal in Thousand Oaks to Save Your Smile
Root canal treatment is used to salvage a tooth that is either damaged from decay or infection. This can be caused by a deep cavity or a severe crack in the tooth. If the damage is too severe, the tooth may need to be extracted. A root canal treatment is meant to drill into the infection, clean it out, and then seal it to prevent further decay. When Dr. Chung drills into the tooth, he'll remove the pulp and nerves from the tooth because they are no longer necessary once a tooth has successfully emerged from the gums.
If a Thousand Oaks root canal isn't performed, your tooth may be damaged beyond repair and may need to be removed. The root of your tooth may become so infected that you may actually develop an abscess or experience swelling and extreme pain. If a tooth becomes too ridden with disease, your overall health is compromised.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
● Severe tooth pain while chewing
● Tooth pain that wakes you up at night
● Highly sensitive teeth
● Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
● Swollen gums
Dr. Chung will first give you some form of pain management to help you feel comfortable throughout the root canal treatment. This may be an oral sedative or a shot to numb the area. He'll create an opening in your tooth using a drill so that they can clean the affected area. He will then remove the pulp and nerves of your tooth.
Next, the root canal will be thoroughly cleaned. If the procedure is done in multiple visits, you may be provided with a temporary filling. If Dr. Chung completes the procedure in just one visit, he'll provide you with a permanent filling or crown to protect your tooth.
If you choose to visit the California Wave Dental Center for your root canal in Thousand Oaks, CA, you can expect high-quality dentistry at an affordable price. Our treatments have a high rate of success and can give you the healthy smile you deserve.
If you would like to learn more about root canals therapy, call our office today to request more information. You can reach us at (805) 497-7505 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chung, or you can fill out a contact form directly on our website and a member of our staff will reach out at your convenience. We look forward to helping you have a healthy and happy smile!