Root Canal

Root Canal in Huntington Park

When it comes to tooth pain, it’s certainly one of those things that you can’t ignore and hope that it will go away on its own. In fact, the longer you put off visiting a dentist, the more the pain will worsen. Additionally, it will leave you susceptible to more damage. Root canal treatment is a procedure done to remove infected pulp in your tooth. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels that fill the tooth roots. By getting a root canal treatment, it will relieve the pain and protect your tooth from any of the painful symptoms.

Often times, people hate the thought of getting a root canal, but it is usually the only solution. Fortunately, our team of dentists in Huntington Park have plenty of experience in helping patients feel better. We have successfully performed thousands of root canals for our clients, and can help you too.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

If you suspect that you may need a root canal, then these symptoms will help you to better determine if it is necessary. Root canals don’t have to be painful, because when you have the right dentists, like our team at the Dental Community Clinic, your experience will be seamless and you will get the results that you need. In fact, it hurts a lot more when you prolong getting a root canal.

Here are the signs that you may need a root canal:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Severe toothache while eating
  • Swelling or blistering on the gums
  • Discoloration or blackening of the tooth 
  • Swelling and tenderness in the infected area
  • Cracked or chipped tooth from eating hard foods

What is Involved in a Root Canal Procedure?

If you are in need of a root canal, these are the following steps that will be taking place:

  • Anesthesia will be administered to the area
  • Infected tissue and debris will be removed from the canal
  • The inside of your tooth will be scraped and cleaned
  • Once the tooth is cleaned, the area will be sealed and filled with a rubber compound
  • A crown will be placed over the tooth

In terms of the duration of a root canal procedure, it usually takes about an hour. Our team uses advanced 3D imaging tools that find the infection, so that it is done with accuracy. This way, when the dentist removes the infection, it is done quickly and efficiently the first time around. If you are experiencing pain and wish to get fast and effective pain relief, feel free to reach out to our team and we will get you the treatment that you need.

Root Canal After Care

Once the anesthetic has worn off, you may experience tenderness and sensitivity in the area for a few days. These temporary symptoms can be alleviated with over-the-counter medication prescribed by your dentist. Your dentist will provide you with more detailed after care instructions. It is imperative that you follow a regular oral care regimen so your crown is maintained after the procedure. In addition, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and oral care products for sensitive teeth. The tenderness and sensitivity will wear off after a few days once the area has healed.

If you experience any of the following symptoms after the procedure, then contact your dentist immediately:

  • Severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days
  • Swelling inside or outside of the mouth
  • Allergic reaction to the medication prescribed
  • Uneven bite

Contact Us For a Root Canal in Huntington Park

If you are dealing with tooth pain and are concerned about symptoms you may be experiencing, then you may need a root canal. Our team encourages those who have questions or concerns to reach out to us as soon as possible. Our friendly and experienced dentists and staff are more than happy to help you with any of the concerns that you have. We have successfully performed countless root canals and other procedures for patients to give them the healthy and beautiful smiles that they deserve. If you are in the Huntington Park area, or the surrounding area, our dentists South Gate residents can rely on are here to help. 

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Our office is equipped with the latest and most advanced technology and we are prepared to offer the best level of care and treatment by our experienced dentists and staff.

Los Angeles

2505 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Huntington Park

2771 E Florence Ave, Huntington Park, CA, 90255
(323) 835-6123
(323) 835-6502

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