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Root Canal Oxnard CA

Root CanalAn Overview

When treating advanced tooth decay a root canal is often the preferred method of treatment. Dr. Haddad will always try to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible to help maintain the stability of the bite and jaw. Root canals allow Dr. Haddad to repair tooth decay without performing a tooth extraction. Root canals are a routine procedure that can be done in the comfort of our Oxnard, CA dentist office.

While root canals often have a bad reputation for being a painful procedure, the reality is that most patients find it no more uncomfortable than a standard tooth filling. The pain associated with root canals comes from the infection itself. Advanced tooth decay can cause a considerable amount of pain in the tooth but, once removed, patients generally experience almost instant relief.

Root Canal What to Expect

The root canal procedure will begin with Dr. Haddad removing the infected tooth material. Using a tiny drill, Dr. Haddad will put a hole in the tooth to gain access to the pulp of the tooth. Then, Dr. Haddad will remove the infection from the pulp by gently scraping the inside of the tooth. Once the infection is fully removed, the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material.

For many patients, Dr. Haddad may recommend a dental crown. The dental crown will fit over the natural tooth for added support. Dental crowns are made of high quality modern dental materials that look and feel like a natural tooth. Your dental crown will be custom fabricated so that it will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.