For a patient with a really bad toothache, probably the last thing they want to hear is that they need a root canal, but in many cases, this dental treatment may offer the fastest and most reliable way to stop their pain. At Del Mar Dental Arts, this often feared procedure is actually perfectly safe and comfortable, and Dr. Alhamdi uses it all the time to provide patients the relief they need from hurting teeth. If you’re ready for your dental pain to disappear, give us a call today—you’ll wish you contacted us sooner afterward!
Your teeth are exposed to bacteria all day, every day, and regular brushing and flossing help keep it under control so you don’t develop cavities. However, if the bacteria are left in place for too long, it can actually break down the enamel and reach the sensitive inner nerve of a tooth called the dental pulp. This can cause the tissue to swell and even die, leading to a tremendous amount of discomfort.
Rather than just removing the tooth, which would have been done in the past, Dr. Alhamdi can perform root canal therapy. This involves numbing the tooth, removing the pulp, and cleaning and filling it. The end result is complete relief as well as a tooth that can be trusted to look and function like normal for many years to come. Most of the time, the procedure can be completed in just one appointment.