Root Canal Specialist

Los Gatos Dental Care

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

Losing a tooth isn’t inevitable. With comfortable root canal therapy, Los Gatos Dental Care saves teeth that suffer from pulp infections due to decay, helping their patients protect the beauty of their natural smile. To learn more about how a root canal therapy can help save your teeth, call the Los Gatos, California, office or book your appointment online.

Root Canal Q & A

What is a root canal?

When you think about your teeth, you probably think about their hard exterior. But inside your tooth is a soft, sensitive area called the pulp. This center area of your tooth is made up of nerves and tissue. So it’s no surprise that when decay reaches this area, it hurts. 

Not too long ago, damage reaching the pulp of your tooth would be a cause for pulling the tooth. But Los Gatos Dental Care uses root canal therapy to avoid this outcome. 

Why would I need a root canal?

Los Gatos Dental Care offers root canals whenever your tooth has experienced damage or decay that’s significant enough to doom the tooth without this treatment. The most common reasons for needing a root canal include:

  • Tooth decay that has reached the pulp
  • Tooth injury, such as during a car accident
  • Tooth infections
  • Tooth abscesses

No matter what is causing your tooth pain and damage, Los Gatos Dental Care offers effective, comfortable root canal therapy. 

What should I expect during a root canal?

Your providers will thoroughly numb the area to ensure you’re completely comfortable during your procedure. Once you’re numb, the team removes any decay and thoroughly cleans the inside of your tooth.

Once your tooth is clean, Los Gatos Dental Care puts a permanent filling in place. You might experience a toothache after your root canal, but this discomfort is effectively eliminated by over-the-counter pain medications. You’ll be able to return to work the next day.

With good oral hygiene — including brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting Los Gatos Dental Care for checkups — the results of your root canal can last your lifetime.

Tooth damage doesn’t have to compromise your natural smile. Learn how Los Gatos Dental Care can save your tooth with a root canal by calling the office or scheduling your appointment online today.

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