When you have a root canal, Dr. Yeung first numbs the area, then makes an opening in the crown of your tooth. She then removes the pulp from inside your tooth and prepares the empty canal for a temporary filling and dental sealer. You’ll have the temporary filling removed when you have your tooth restored.
Dr. Yeung might place a crown on your tooth after you’ve had a root canal. This crown provides added protection from bacteria, which helps lower your risk of infection. Dr. Yeung determines if a crown is right for you on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Yeung uses a local anesthetic before working on your tooth, so you shouldn’t experience any discomfort during your root canal. You’ll most likely have increased sensitivity for two or three days after the procedure. You might have pain when you bite down or when your tooth is exposed to heat or cold, but this is only temporary.
Depending on your condition, you might have both options available. Keep in mind that a root canal allows you to keep your original tooth rather than losing it and needing a replacement. Dr. Yeung will go over both treatment options to help you decide which one would be better for you.
If you think you might need a root canal for tooth problems, please contact M.Y. Dental Spa to set up an appointment with Dr. Yeung.
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