At Aloha Dental, our dentists can evaluate the tooth and determine if it was caused by cavities, if it’s a split tooth or root and the nerve is in danger.
Usually, if the nerve is damaged, it will require a root canal. If the root cannot be saved, can’t be a need for a referral to oral surgeon for an implant tooth replacement.
Why a Root Canal is needed?
A root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to injury or due to severe tooth decay. A root canal is often a dreaded procedure but this can be an alternative to a tooth extraction and can be a very effective way to eliminate tooth pain.
The extent of the procedure and effectiveness will depend on how extensive the tooth damage is. During the root canal treatment, the area is assessed and then the damaged and / or dead pulp is removed and the area is then sealed.
What is needed after a Root Canal?
After a root canal, you should consider having a porcelain crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth. If pain, swelling, and other problems occur after root canal treatment, you may need to meet with your dentist again to determine whether or not further work needs to be done.
No one really wants to have a root canal but when you need one, you want it done right. Aloha Dental Group offers quality referral sources with Endodontists in the area to perform your root canal.
Aloha Dental Group performs procedures in a spa-like setting, helping you be as comfortable as possible. We are highly accredited dental professionals who place a priority on quality and patient comfort.