Root Canal Therapy
Do you have a tooth ache or are your teeth sensitive to hot or cold?
Any of these symptoms are a potential indications of nerve damage in your tooth that can turn into an infection, a large abscess or worse. At Dr. Zak Dental Care – Valencia, any of our specialists would tell you that the best treatment for this is a root canal. A root canal removes the bacteria, nerve tissue, and toxins from the tooth and then seals it so it doesn’t get infected again. It will elevate your pain and make it more comfortable to eat and drink your favorite foods.
At worst, this bacterial infection will overwhelm your body's defense mechanisms and pain and swelling will develop. If this condition is neglected it can cause a large abscess, which can in-turn lead to very severe consequences such as jaw bone destruction, airway construction, sinus infection, etc.
In a nutshell, the process of root canal treatment first removes the bacteria, nerve tissue, and bacterial toxins from within the inner aspects of a tooth. Subsequently, once this space has been cleansed the second half of root canal treatment involves filling in and sealing up the interior of the tooth. This aspect of the treatment is an attempt to minimize the possibility that bacteria will be able to re-colonize the inner aspects of the tooth.