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Although root canal therapy often needs to be done to save a natural tooth, many patients think it is a painful, anxiety-ridden procedure. This treatment, however, does not deserve its bad reputation and is preferred over the extraction of a tooth. Root canal therapy is done to save a tooth that may have become infected, have an abscess, or has damage due to injury or trauma.
Root canal therapy is no different from any other procedure done at t Löberg Professional Dental Corporation. Local anesthetics are used to ensure comfort during treatment. The same local anesthetic is used for patients who are undergoing the placement of a dental filling. Extremely anxious patients may benefit from sedation methods such as oral conscious sedation or IV sedation. This can be discussed with Dr. Löberg before the procedure to determine what is necessary to make sure patients are comfortable throughout the treatment.
Laguna Hills area patients may want to consider root canal therapy at times in which the dental pulp has become infected. This may be due to a very deep cavity, an abscess, or trauma to the tooth. It can result in pain that requires the removal of the dental pulp, a mass of tissues within the tooth’s inner chamber. The nerves, blood supply, and tissues will be taken out of the tooth and it is sealed with a material known as gutta percha. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it until the final restoration arrives at the dental office.
Patients in and around the Laguna Hills area are encouraged to take the time to learn about root canal therapy in order to become more familiar and less anxious about the procedure. At Löberg Professional Dental Corporation, we offer this and many other oral therapies to improve dental health and wellness while maintaining the functionality of the smile. Contact Dr. Leif Löberg today and make your appointment.