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ROOT CANAL THERAPY IN CERRITOS, CA

If you are experiencing chronic tooth pain, swelling, and sensitivity, it may be that you have an infected tooth. Fortunately, tooth decay and infection can be easily treated with root canal therapy in Southern California. With our state-of-the-art technology, you can be assured you’ll get high-quality root canal treatment at Dentist of Cerritos.

WHAT IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY?

More commonly called a “root canal” for short, root canal therapy is a method of healing a tooth that has been damaged by an infection. Inside each tooth is a “canal” where the soft tooth pulp lives. You can also find the nerve here. When this pulp becomes infected, it can cause severe pain and tooth decay. The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove the decayed parts and stop the infection, thus saving the tooth.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT MIGHT INDICATE ROOT CANAL THERAPY?

Ideally, you’ll be visiting us at Dentist of Cerritos at least twice per year for your checkups to catch any problems early on. Here are some signs and symptoms you should look for that might indicate you need root canal therapy:

  • Do you have a deep, painful cavity?
  • Is the tooth cracking?
  • Are you having problems with a previous filling?
  • Do you notice any strange pimples on the gums?
  • Is it painful to bite or chew?
  • Do you have more sensitivity to hot and cold food items?
  • Are you noticing any tenderness or swelling in the gum tissue?

WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF I DON’T GET A ROOT CANAL?

Since the term “root canal” has such a negative connotation, some people might be inclined to skip the procedure and just live with the pain. However, an untreated tooth infection can cause some serious problems down the line, from more pain to tooth and even bone loss. The infection could also potentially spread to other parts of the mouth or even to the rest of your body.

This is why you should take advantage of our expert root canal treatment at Dentist of Cerritos. We can eliminate the infection and save your tooth. And root canals aren’t as bad as you might think!

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A ROOT CANAL?

Root canal therapy offers many health benefits beyond the obvious improved oral health. When our body is fighting any sort of infection, no matter how seemingly minor, it can stress our system. Furthermore, no one wants to lose a tooth if they don’t need to. Thus, root canal therapy has many benefits, including:

  • Immediate pain relief and less tooth sensitivity.
  • Saving of the natural tooth, no need for tooth extraction.
  • Less chance of gum infection or other complications.
  • Saving money on other procedures that would have been needed without treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I MIGHT NEED A ROOT CANAL?

If you think you might need a root canal in Southern California, call Dentist of Cerritos at (562) 414-5064 to schedule an appointment today. When we see you, our dentist will do a thorough exam. We will also take X-rays to see what is really happening to the teeth and jawbone.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A ROOT CANAL?

The purpose of a root canal is to clear away infected tissue and disinfect the tooth to destroy any bacteria. Once this process has been completed, the affected area will be sealed to keep it clean and free from infection. Then a filling will be placed at the top of the tooth to further secure the tooth. If your decay was extensive, we may use a dental crown instead of a filling.

When it’s all done, you will have a functional, natural-looking tooth. You may experience a little bit of soreness afterward, but in many if not most cases, it will be far less than the pain you were feeling from the infected tooth.

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IS A ROOT CANAL PAINFUL?

Believe it or not, the actual root canal treatment is pretty painless since we will use local anesthesia as needed to numb the area. In fact, getting the treatment will be far less painful than the pain your tooth is probably already giving you!

HOW MUCH DO ROOT CANALS COST?

Your insurance may help with the cost of root canal therapy, which can average around $1,000. Your exact costs may be different depending on the severity of your case. At Dentist of Cerritos, we offer flexible payment and financing options to support your dental health needs.

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