You Deserve Expert Root Canal Therapy
At Craig Glick DDS, we are dedicated to helping you preserve and use your natural teeth pain-free for as long as possible. That’s why we provide expert root canal therapy designed to relieve pain associated with decay and infection and provide you with a strong new tooth surface. By getting a root canal you can avoid common problems associated with tooth loss, including shifting of adjacent teeth, bone loss, difficulty chewing and of course aesthetic issues. Dr. Glick has plenty of experience providing thorough, safe and virtually pain-free root canals in Encino and he can help you save your teeth. Feel free to contact us to learn more about root canal therapy.
Dr. Glick Saved My Tooth with a Root Canal
“I came to Dr. Glick as a new patient with tremendous tooth pain. He gave me an appointment right away even though I was not a regular patient and he told me that my tooth was infected under the gums so I had to make a choice. Did I want him to pull the tooth or do a root canal? A root canal sounded scary but Dr. Glick answered all my questions and convinced me that it was my best option. He numbed the area and went to work and I can honestly say it wasn’t any worse than getting a filling in the end. Now I have a beautiful crown where the bad tooth was and no more pain!”
Tools for Quality Root Canals
At Craig Glick DDS, we don’t necessarily invest in every new high-tech dental gadget that comes on the market. But we do make an effort to stay up to date with the tools needed to provide you with excellent dental care. For example, when it comes to root canals we may use new technologies such as digital imaging and motorized cleaning files. Using digital imaging allows us to get a detailed look at the tooth to check for fourth roots and ensure every last bit of infected tissue is removed. Using motorized cleaning files improves the speed and effectiveness of the treatment so that you can begin living a life free of tooth pain as soon as possible. Call us at (818) 305-6410 to learn more about why you should trust Craig Glick DDSto provide your root canal therapy.
Signs You Might Need a Root Canal in Encino
As long as the enamel and dentin covering your tooth remain intact, they can protect the nerves and tissue within the tooth. But if tooth decay or injury damages these protective materials, you can develop an infection that will require treatment through a root canal. Signs of infection include pain, swelling and increased temperature sensitivity. The pain you experience may be constant, or it may only flare up when you touch the infected tooth or attempt to chew. Some patients may even develop an abscess, which looks like a lump on the gum line and is a sign of a serious infection. If you notice any of these symptoms, be sure to visit Dr. Glick right away so that he can provide the necessary root canal therapy.
Root Canals Explained
Dr. Glick excels at putting patients at ease by explaining various treatments to them and proving that there is nothing to fear. When it comes to root canal therapy, Dr. Glick always takes care to allay all your fears and answer all your questions before beginning treatment. The goal of root canal treatment is to remove all infected tissue from your tooth and then seal up the area to prevent re-infection and the recurrence of pain. The first step is to drill a small hole down into your tooth’s pulp chamber. All the tissue inside the tooth, including the nerves, will be extracted through this hole. The empty tooth chamber will be sanitized and filled with an inert material to stabilize, strengthen and seal it. Afterwards, a custom crown will be placed to seal the tooth and restore its functionality.
Don’t Postpone Your Root Canal in Encino
It never pays to procrastinate in matters related to your oral health. Painful dental conditions seldom get better on their own and usually become more severe the longer you go without treatment. So as soon as you begin experiencing any level of tooth pain, it’s important to schedule a visit with your dentist in Encino right away. When you seek treatment early, Dr. Glick can often provide you with more options for relieving your tooth pain and restoring the functionality of the tooth. For example, you might be able to get a filling instead of a root canal, or a root canal instead of an extraction, if you visit Dr. Glick before the decay has a chance to spread too far. While we encourage you to seek treatment early, we will of course always be here to help. Call us at (818) 305-6410 to set up your appointment.
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