Root Canal Specialist in Lemoore
A “root canal” refers to the tiny, narrow passageways branching from a central, hollow space inside the tooth – called the pulp chamber – down to the end of the tooth roots. The root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, treats the inside of a tooth whose pulp has become infected or inflamed by removing the pulp and replacing it with filling material.
An inflamed or infected pulp is hard to ignore as it often causes excruciating pain, especially at night. If left untreated, it could result in an abscess. Depending on the extent of the pain, root canal therapy may be considered an emergency treatment. If your family dentist cannot perform the procedure, you will likely be referred to a root canal specialist in Lemoore, CA.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
As a root canal specialist, Dr. Mehdi Jafarinejad can help to save severely damaged or inflamed teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. After restoration through root canal treatment, the tooth can continue to function like your other healthy teeth, with the same oral hygiene requirements.
Saving a natural tooth has many advantages, including:
- Maintaining your natural appearance and smile
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Prevents drifting of adjacent teeth into gaps that could cause misaligned bite from missing teeth
- Prevents loss of jawbone volume and density from missing teeth
- Efficient chewing
- Protects other teeth from excessive strain or wear
- You continue to eat the foods you like
- Prevents the need for ongoing dental work - extraction and tooth replacement
- Lifetime longevity
What to expect
Inflammation of the pulp can be caused by deep decay, a cracked or chipped tooth, faulty crown, or repeated dental procedures on the tooth. Trauma can also result in pulp damage even if there’s no visible damage to the tooth. During root canal therapy, Dr. Jafarinejad will remove the infected or inflamed pulp and then clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth. Next, he’ll fill and seal the cavity with gutta-percha – a rubber-like material. The restoration is completed with a crown to strengthen the structure and protect the tooth from external forces.
Suffering from a severe toothache?
Root canal therapy can provide relief from a severe toothache. To find out whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule an appointment to discuss your case with the top root canal specialist in Lemoore, CA.