Root Canal/Endodontist in Antioch California
When there is a deep infection within the tooth or injury or any untreated cavity then the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. We recommend endodontist for the root canal treatment, and the procedure is known as endodontic therapy. Sometimes, there is no visible or sign of damage to your pulp. Symptoms of root canal are tooth sensitivity to hot and cold food, constant toothache, tooth discoloration, pain in your jaw bone around the tooth. Without treatment, the infection will spread. Eventually, the tooth will become loose and have to go for tooth extraction. Dr. Ali Shirani who heads our dental office is a reputed dentist in Antioch California, and surrounding communities like Pittsburg, Brentwood, and Discovery Bay, California. He has several years of experience in treating root canal therapy
Root canal treatment procedure
A root canal requires one or two visits, depending on depth of the infection, and requirement plan. During the root canal treatment, our endodontist gives local anesthesia to numb the surrounding infected area. A rubber dam is placed around the tooth to protect the tooth from bacteria. Our endodontist makes an opening in the tooth to reach the root canal system, and the damaged pulp. With the advanced dental instruments, the damaged pulp is being removed, and the infected area is cleaned, and shaped with filling material. The root canal is filled with permanent material is called gutta-percha. It will help to keep the root canal free of contamination, and infections. Then the permanent restoration is cemented with the porcelain crown placed to protect the tooth.
After-care root canal treatment
You may experience tooth sensitivity or pain. There is nothing to worry about as you can talk to our dentist Dr. Shirani on how to relieve any discomfort you may have. You can return to your daily routine the day after your procedure.
With proper oral care, your restored tooth can last a lifetime. Avoid chewing the hard food because the uneven pressure on the restored tooth may harm the tooth's root. Visit our dentist regularly for your dental check-ups, and stay healthy.