Oasis Dental in Rancho Cucamonga, California can perform root canals for infected teeth. When you visit us, Dr. Pinky Penalosa will examine your tooth to see if the pain and swollen gums do indeed require a root canal.
What is a root canal procedure?
The root canal procedure begins with the removal of the infected pulp. The inside of the tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and all infection removed. The procedure is meant to relieve the painful infection, not create more pain for you. The tooth may be sensitive for several days following a root canal if the tooth was seriously infected.
Is a root canal painful?
A root canal may not sound like a pleasant experience, but with modern technology, it can be relatively pain-free. The benefits far outweigh the discomfort and leaving an infected tooth untreated can lead to more severe pain, abscess and possible loss of the tooth. Visit us at Oasis Dental in Rancho Cucamonga, California if you are experiencing tooth pain and think you may need a root canal from Dr. Pinky Penalosa.
Root Canal Symptoms
- Severe persistent tooth pain, enough to keep you awake at night
- Tooth pain caused by hot and cold foods and liquids that persist after the heat or cold is removed
- Swelling that persists and pain that radiates out to your ears, head, neck and gumline
- Pimples on your gum that will not go away
Not all teeth needing root canals will have these symptoms, however, if you are suffering from any of the above please contact Oasis Dental to make an appointment with Dr. Pinky Penalosa. Through x-rays and a dental exam she will be able to determine if you need a root canal.
A few different appointments may be necessary to successfully complete the process of the root canal. The tooth will need to be free from infection and healed before being sealed. Dr. Pinky Penalosa will be able to advise you of the number of appointments needed.