Root Canal Treatment in South San Jose, CA
When you have tooth pain, you need to know that you have a team you can trust to take care of your smile. At the practice of Raman Nazari, DDS, we provide root canal therapy that treats the source of your pain. We know that root canal infections can cause extreme pain, so we strive to provide immediate treatment whenever possible. We offer you the personalized, compassionate care you deserve to protect the health of your smile.
We're proud to provide our pain-relieving, smile-saving root canal treatments to San Jose and the surrounding communities. You can count on us to be here for you when you need dental care the most. Contact us today if you require root canal therapy, and let us help you achieve better oral health.
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What Is Root Canal Therapy?
If a tooth is damaged or has severe decay, bacteria can move into the inner tooth pulp, where the blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissue are found. When bacteria reach the nerves of your tooth, it can lead to an infection, which can cause complications such as tooth pain and loss. Our dentist may recommend root canal therapy to alleviate pain and prevent the need for an extraction.
We provide safe, precise treatment that meticulously treats every aspect of your tooth infection. Throughout the course of our treatment, we actively work to save as much of the tooth structure as possible while fully treating the infection and relieving your pain. Our skilled dentist will remove the diseased tissue and then cover it with a crown to restore the strength and health of the affected tooth.
How Can I Tell if I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
Not all tooth pain means you need root canal therapy. Consulting with our dentist is important to ensure root canal therapy is right for you. There are, however, some noticeable signs that a root canal treatment may be necessary, such as:
- Darkening of your tooth enamel
- Swollen and painful gums
- Severe tooth pain when chewing
- Increased temperature sensitivity
Our Root Canal Therapy Process
Our goal is to quickly deal with the debilitating pain of a root canal infection. Whenever possible, we schedule treatment on the same day you contact us. We will perform the consultation and exam, determine the severity of your infection, and then provide treatment for the tooth infection during that first visit.
The next step in the procedure will be to place a temporary crown to protect the affected tooth. We will schedule a follow-up after the initial treatment, where we'll place the permanent crown to preserve your treated tooth.
If the infected tooth is a molar, where the situation is more complex, we may refer you to a specialist for your root canal treatment. Whether we perform your root canal treatment or direct you to a trusted specialist, we are committed to doing everything we can to ease your pain.
Is a Root Canal Procedure Painful?
Root canal therapy may have a bad reputation for being painful. However, the procedure is actually responsible for relieving the pain by removing the infection from your tooth. The pain comes from the damaged dental pulp, not the treatment itself. We will administer numbing agents to your teeth for your comfort during the procedure, and for most people, root canal therapy is similar to getting a filling or crown.
What to Expect After Root Canal Treatment
You may feel mild discomfort or tenderness in the treated area in the first few days after a root canal procedure. In most cases, mild pain is normal and can be managed using over-the-counter medication. We recommend that you don't chew food on the affected side of your mouth until your tooth has completely healed and you aren't experiencing pain any longer. Call our office immediately if you continue experiencing pain or other adverse symptoms such as fever or swelling.
Is Root Canal Therapy Better Than an Extraction?
We always strive to save your tooth whenever we can. Since it's better for your oral health to have your natural teeth instead of a replacement, we use root canal therapy and similar treatments to preserve your natural tooth structure. Our dentist will speak with you about the benefits of preserving your tooth and whether we can save it through a root canal treatment.
South San Jose Root Canal Treatments That Save Smiles
At the practice of Raman Nazari, DDS, we provide you with the personalized dental services that you deserve. Our experienced team has performed many successful anterior root canal treatments over the years, so you can be assured that you are receiving quality care that will help preserve the health of your smile. If you require excellent dental services or are experiencing tooth pain, contact us today to schedule your appointment!
CALL US: (408) 377-3214 REQUEST APPOINTMENT