Saving Your Natural Teeth

Deep within each tooth lies a soft tissue known as the pulp, consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that keeps the tooth healthy and nourished. However, when the enamel surrounding the tooth decays, the pulp can become infected with harmful bacteria.

Indications of a pulp infection include visible swelling of the tooth, heightened sensitivity to temperature changes, and tooth and gum pain. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek a consultation with our team at Los Coyotes Dental.

When an infected tooth pulp is diagnosed, root canal therapy becomes the recommended course of action. This procedure involves the careful removal of the infected pulp from the tooth chamber, followed by a thorough cleaning of the canals
using a disinfecting solution. Our experienced team will ensure your comfort during the procedure by administering local anesthesia or sedation as needed.

Before leaving our office, a temporary filling will be placed over the treated tooth until the final restoration is completed. It’s normal to experience sensitivity in the treated tooth for the first few days, and we will provide guidance on appropriate medications to alleviate any discomfort. It’s important to avoid putting excessive pressure on the treated tooth while eating until the full restoration is in place. If any concerns arise, don’t hesitate to contact Los Coyotes Dental immediately for prompt assistance.

By undergoing root canal therapy, you can preserve your natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction. Take the first step towards saving your tooth by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Alexander Choe at Los Coyotes Dental. Contact our office today and let us restore your dental health and comfort.