Root Canal in Campbell

Root Canal - Bhavana Thakur D.D.S, Campbell Dentist

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums., or just discolored dark tooth.

We will diagnose your condition using digital x ray and pulp vitality tester.Once Dr thakur determines the root canal treatment is necessary to save the tooth antibiotics, painkillers are prescribed if necessary prior to root canal treatment. Local anesthetic is given to eliminate pain during treatment. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and filled and sealed. Once your root canal is complete, your body’s natural healing process will finish the job. We will allow a couple of weeks for the infection to clear completely before placing a permanent restoration – either a crown or a filling depending on the tooth.

Root canal treated teeth become brittle compared to vital teeth. These root canal treated teeth especially premolars and molars that are used for chewing can break or fracture very easily. After root canal procedure these teeth will often times need post build up and crowns.