How Do Root Canals Work?
To understand root canals, we have to first understand the anatomy of the tooth. Under the enamel and dentin of your teeth is soft tissue called pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves, and the connective tissues that helped your teeth develop. The pulp runs the top of your tooth to the very bottom of the root. Fully mature teeth can survive without the pulp through nourishment provided through your gums.
A root canal sounds daunting because it removes infected pulp, which is situated deep beneath the crown of your tooth. It requires Dr. Samadian to drill into your tooth to access the pulp, then he will carefully clean the infected pulp out to prevent pain, tooth abscess, and even jawbone loss if the infection reaches that far. Dr. Samadian uses every technology at his disposal to thoroughly clean away diseased pulp, including ultrasonics and Cone Beam CT Scan. A root canal saves your natural tooth and seals off the space, then protects it with a crown to restore the tooth’s function.
Because root canals in particular can result in significant nerves and anxiety about treatment, Dr. Samadian offers oral sedation and nitrous oxide, so you’re as comfortable as you can be to have timely, expert treatment when you need it.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you experience tooth sensitivity or pain with chewing or biting, have discoloration that appears internal to your tooth, or a persistent gum sore, you may be in need of a root canal. Because Dr. Samadian is expertly trained in both internal and external dental health, he’s all the specialist you need for both your root canal and the crown afterward.