Endodontics in San Jose, CA

If you’re suffering from tooth pain, you may need endodontic treatment or root canal therapy to save your tooth and prevent further damage. Otherwise, a simple cavity may become an extraction, which is a much more invasive and expensive procedure.

Root Canals Treatment in San Jose, CA

Blossom Dental Excellence provides professional endodontic treatment in San Jose, CA. Our dentist use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcome for your root canal procedure.

What Is Root Canal?

A root canal is a natural cavity within the tooth’s center where the pulp (sensitive soft area) and the tooth’s nerve are located. Root canal therapy is often necessary when this area becomes infected or abscessed due to decay, trauma or gum disease.

What Is Root Canal?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that involves the removal of infection from the “root canal” of a tooth. It’s used to treat problems in the tooth’s soft core or dental pulp. The procedure can save your tooth and relieve pain associated with the infection.

Root canal therapy offers several benefits, including:

  • Saves your natural tooth from extraction, preserving your smile and preventing the need for costly dental procedures such as bridges or implants.
  • Relieves pain and discomfort associated with an infected tooth.
  • Prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and tissues.
  • Restores the function of your tooth, allowing you to eat and speak comfortably again.

Our Root Canal Treatment Procedure

Our root canal process generally involves the following steps:

Anesthesia

Our dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area.

Pulpectomy

An opening is made, and the diseased tooth pulp is removed.

Cleaning and Enlarging the Root Canal

 Our dentist will use small instruments to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and shape the filling space.

Filling the Root Canals

After the space is cleaned and shaped, the dentist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material – usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.

Building up the Tooth

A temporary filling is used to close the opening until a permanent filling or a crown is placed.
After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive due to natural tissue inflammation, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This sensitivity or discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter or prescription medications.

How to Prevent Root Canal Treatment

  • Maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing twice daily, flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups.
  • Minimize sugary snacks and drinks in your diet as bacteria feed on sugar.
  • Wear a mouthguard to avoid dental injuries if you participate in contact sports.
  • Address any issues with grinding or clenching your teeth to prevent damage.
  • Visit your dentist if you experience the first sign of tooth pain or other dental issues.

Act Now to Save Your Tooth - Call Us for Root Canal Therapy

If you need root canal treatment, don’t delay. Visit Blossom Dental Excellence in San Jose, CA, for professional endodontic care. Our experienced dentists will provide the best possible treatment using state-of-the-art technology and techniques.

Schedule your appointment today!
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