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Root Canal in Irvine, CA
The Tooth Co. specializes in providing top-quality dental care using the latest technology and techniques to ensure your comfort and the best possible results. As we believe in providing the best possible treatment for our patients, we have an in-house endodontist who specializes in root canals in Irvine, CA. Having a specialist complete this procedure allows The Tooth Co. to proudly stand behind its work, and guarantees longer lasting and pain-free treatment.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at treating a tooth that has become badly decayed or infected. This treatment involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the nerve), cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. The common causes leading to a root canal include a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or repeated dental treatment to the tooth. Our goal at The Tooth Co. is to save your natural tooth while alleviating pain and preventing further infection.
Why You Shouldn’t Put It Off
Ignoring a tooth infection can lead to severe consequences, including tooth loss and systemic health problems. A root canal with our dentist in Irvine, CA, not only saves your natural tooth but also eradicates pain and prevents further complications in your oral health.
Signs You May Need A Root Canal
➕ Severe Toothache: Pain in the tooth is one of the most common signs. This pain can be sharp, throbbing, or constant. It may get worse when you bite down or apply pressure to the tooth. In some cases, the pain might radiate to the jaw, face, or other teeth.
➕ Prolonged Sensitivity to Hot or Cold: If your tooth remains sensitive for an extended period after being exposed to hot or cold temperatures, it might indicate nerve damage or blood vessel damage inside the tooth. This prolonged sensitivity is different from the brief twinge you might feel with a healthy tooth.
➕ Swelling and Tenderness in the Gums: Swelling or tenderness in the gums around a particular tooth can be a sign of an infection that may have spread from the tooth to the surrounding tissues. The swelling can range from being very mild to quite pronounced.
➕ Discoloration of the Tooth: A tooth that has become discolored, especially a darkening or grayish tone, can indicate that the nerve inside the tooth is dead or dying. This discoloration is typically due to the breakdown of the internal tissue and can occur with or without pain.
What To Expect
- Consultation & Diagnosis: We begin with a detailed examination, employing digital imaging to accurately diagnose and plan your treatment.
- Pain-Free Treatment: Our state-of-the-art pain management techniques ensure a comfortable experience. Local anesthesia is used to eliminate discomfort during the procedure, so our patients shouldn’t feel a thing. We also provide you with our in house “Comfort Menu,” as your comfort is our priority.
- Advanced Technology: We use the latest in endodontic technology to remove the infected pulp, clean the inner chambers of your tooth, and then seal it to prevent further issues.
- Restoration: Following the root canal, we offer various restoration options, like crowns, to restore your tooth’s strength and appearance. In most cases, we try to avoid crowns and recommend “inlays” or “onlays” as they help preserve more healthy tooth structure than a crown.
- Follow-Up Care: Comprehensive care is at the heart of our practice. We provide detailed follow-up instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and ongoing oral health.
Why Choose The Tooth Co. for Your Root Canal?
At The Tooth Co., we understand the anxieties that often accompany the words “root canal.” Our expert team, led by Dr. Conor Perrin, is committed to transforming this perception with our gentle approach and advanced endodontic care. We prioritize your comfort and oral health, making us the go-to clinic for root canal in Irvine.
Schedule Your Root Canal in Irvine, CA Today!
Save your natural teeth and experience effective pain relief with an expertly-performed root canal at The Tooth Co. Your comfort and well-being are our top priority so you can expect a gentle and calm experience with excellent, lasting results! Call us now at 949.284.2807