If you have a tooth that is inflamed or has been badly damaged by decay, endodontic surgery from Dr. Tran at Origin Dental can help save your tooth. Though there are many different kinds of endodontic surgery, the most common are root canals and apicoectomies (or root-end resections). If you have a damaged, painful tooth, we will always try to save it with endodontic therapy before we suggest an extraction. Here’s a few things you should know about endodontics if your tooth is severely damaged:
If your tooth is badly damaged by decay, you will notice extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, a severe toothache, and pain when chewing. According to the American Dental Association, when bacteria penetrates tooth enamel, it can affect tender nerves in the pulp tissue and cause an infection. When this happens, restorative endodontic surgery can clean and the infected area and keep it safe from further damage.
Root canals are fairly routine treatment, and Dr. Tran is as gentle as possible during the procedure. With localized anesthetic and our sedation options, root canals are a virtually painless procedure and typically only take one or two appointments. A root canal involves cleaning your tooth’s pulp and filling the space left behind to restore the tooth. Once Dr. Tran completes you procedure, it typically takes just a few days until you’re completely pain-free.
If you are suffering from signs and symptoms of a damaged or infected tooth, give us a call at (858) 264-2555 or contact us online to set up a consultation with Dr. Tran. After an assessment, Dr. Tran will discuss your options and let you know if a root canal is the best treatment for you. The team at Origin Dental can help get you out of pain, and we’d feel honored to be a part of your journey to optimal dental health. We offer same-day appointments as part of our commitment to efficient, quality care. Visit our conveniently located office at 9200 Scranton Road, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92121.