Root Canal Santa Cruz, CA
What you need to know about root canals.
Are you experiencing pain from a toothache?
If it’s painful when biting down, chewing, or applying hot or cold foods and drinks, then it may be the symptom of a decayed or infected root.
Root canals are a way for us to treat the inside of an infected tooth and remove the problem. Often times, the structure and appearance of the tooth are mostly intact, but the pain associated with a toothache is caused by pressure from a decayed root within. It takes a trained eye or even X-rays to find the cavity or crack. That’s why it is so hard to see any problems at home.
The good news is that with treatment comes immediate relief. We remove the infected material and replace it with a biocompatible filling, and then place a dental crown to seal and strengthen the tooth. Please contact us immediately if you are experiencing pain from a toothache.