Root Canals Specialist

Marina Landing Dentistry

Asmita Dharia, DDS

Dentistry located in Alameda, CA

Root canal procedures can effectively save your natural teeth and help remove infections. At Marina Landing Dentistry in Alameda, California, highly qualified dentist, Asmita Dharia, DDS, offers root canal procedures utilizing state-of-the-art dental equipment and efficient personalized care. Dr. Dharia treats a wide spectrum of dental complications and can help you improve your oral health. Call Marina Landing Dentistry or schedule online today.

Root Canals Q & A

Why do most people need a root canal?

If your tooth gets infected, the infection can spread to the dental pulp. This is the more sensitive area in the center of your tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.

When the pulp gets infected, it can be especially painful and, in many cases, you should undergo a root canal procedure as soon as possible to save your tooth and prevent the infection from spreading.

How does a root canal work?

With a root canal procedure, Dr. Dharia creates a small hole in your tooth before removing your dental pulp.

In some instances, Dr. Dharia might also need to remove the tooth roots as well. Tooth roots are only necessary to allow you to feel cold and hot sensations and when your teeth are growing.

Once your tooth has matured and is fully grown, removing the root won’t damage your tooth, but it can stop the spread of infection. Dr. Dharia cleans the area and ensures the infection is gone before sealing up the area with a special dental substance to stabilize your tooth.

Dr. Dharia might place fillings or crowns to further strengthen, restore, and protect your tooth. Dr. Dharia typically prescribes antibiotics. At Marina Landing Dentistry, Dr. Dharia provides natural-looking crowns and fillings that successfully and discreetly blend in with your teeth.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

Marina Landing Dentistry provides root canals due to the many benefits. In the past, when the pulp became severely inflamed or the tooth was badly infected, dentists had to pull the tooth. Fortunately, thanks to advanced modern technology, a root canal procedure allows Dr. Dharia to save your natural teeth.

After your teeth fall out, you might experience changes to the shape of your face and drooping facial muscles. This is typically more common when multiple teeth fall out. A root canal allows you to keep both your natural teeth and your face shape.

If your tooth has been removed, some of the effective dental restoration options include dentures, dental implants, and bridges. To diminish anxiety and discomfort during your procedure, Dr. Dharia can provide different options for safe and effective customized sedation dentistry.

Following your root canal, you can resume your normal speaking, chewing, and eating habits, as soon as the infection has gone.

Take charge of your oral health and call Marina Landing Dentistry or book online to learn more about root canal procedures.