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What Is a Root Canal? When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

December 30, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Mo Koperly
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What we call a “root canal” is actually a dental therapy for your tooth’s root canal to eliminate bacteria and infection. Many people hear the words “root canal” and panic, but there is no need to.

Root canal therapy in our Fontana, CA, dental office is gentler and more efficient than ever. Long gone are the days when root canals were scary. In fact, you can count on steady, improving relief from the symptoms of a tooth infection after your treatment.

When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

If you have tooth pain and start to search online for “dentist near me,” you might have a tooth infection. Often, the pain will begin with a slight twinge that graduates steadily into throbbing pain and then even into searing pain if left untreated. That is why it is always best to reach out to our Fontana, CA, dentist office at the first sign of trouble.

Root canals become necessary when bacteria find their way into the inner canals of the teeth. Because bacteria multiply quickly, your tooth and surrounding gums can suffer from inflammation. Oral inflammation is painful just like an infection in a cut or sore. It can contain massive amounts of bacteria that spread. With infected teeth, that can mean spreading to other organs, including the heart and the brain.

This is why root canal treatment is such an essential part of our emergency dentistry treatment here at WinningSmiles. We are prepared to treat many dental emergencies on the same day. Calling our dental office first thing in the morning will help us work you into the schedule throughout the day so we can care for you and get you the much-needed relief you deserve.

We use rotary endodontics, which makes root canal treatment faster, more comfortable, and more likely to be a success.

Contact our Fontana, CA dental office if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Our caring and gentle team are here to help you feel like yourself again.

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