Is Root Canals Treatment Painful?

A root canal is a dental procedure for rescuing severe damage or infected teeth. Root canal treatment is required when a tooth infection moves beyond being a toothache and forms an abscess that expands throughout the root of the tooth. Our Dentist in Glendale performs Root canals treatment that cleanses the insides of the tooth, by removing the nerve and pulp that is present inside the root canal and saves a tooth.

Most people associate having a root canal treatment with a lot of pain and discomfort. This is because of misconceptions and myths about the procedure. Here we will give an overview of what Root Canal Treatment in Glendale consists of.

What is Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is intended to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal to prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. The main goal of Root Canal Treatment in Glendale is to remove the infected pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, then filled, and sealed it.

Is It Painful to Have Root Canal Treatment?

It's popular to portray the root canal treatment as painful but this isn't how root canal treatment works. With the advancement in dental technology, the Root Canal Treatment is Pain-Free in Glendale CA. Now patients can look forward to root canal treatment with less discomfort and shorter recovery time.

How is Root Canal Performed?

Root Canal treatment is performed by our Endodontist in Glendale. The following are the steps of root canal treatment:

  1. Our endodontist prepares the treatment procedure by examining the x-ray of the tooth. Next, local anesthesia is given to numb the tooth, surrounding area, and places a protective covering known as Rubber Dam in the person's mouth to isolate the damaged tooth and protect the rest of the tooth.
  2. An opening in the top of the tooth is made to access the delicate structures inside. Our Glendale Dentist then removes the pulp and root canal using a very small material.
  3. Once the pulp and root canal are removed, our dentist then cleans and shapes the root canals to make space for the filling.
  4. A rubber-like substance called gutta-percha is used to fill the root canal and then places an adhesive on top of the gutta-percha to seal it within the tooth.
  5. At last, a temporary filling is placed on top of the tooth to protect the inside of the tooth while it is healing.

A person who has undergone Root Canal Treatment in Glendale will need to revisit our Dental Office to have the temporary filling removed and a permanent crown or a permanent restoration on the tooth is placed. Once the root canal is completed, the tooth should be back to full functioning and doesn't cause any pain.

Are you experiencing a toothache? Are you looking for a Root Canal Treatment in Glendale? Schedule an appointment with our Dentist Dr. Haghverdian by calling us at 818-500-7740.


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