We understand going to the dentist can be nerve wracking. Moreover, when there is obvious work that needs to be done, such as a root canal, the appeal is virtually non-existent. At Dr. Dae Ho Kim D.D.S. Dentistry, we work hard to put your concerns to rest.

What causes the need for a root canal?

Root canals become necessary for a variety of reasons.The need for a root canal becomes prevalent when the soft tissue that resides in the root canal becomes infected. Causes for inflammation or infected include a crack or chip in the tooth, deep decay, or a repetitive amount of procedures done on the tooth. Be mindful that a tooth is still susceptible to injury, even without visible proof. If ignored, the tooth can cause pain and even lead to an abscess.

Look for signs of pain, sensitivity to touch and chewing, tooth discoloration, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold, and occasionally drainage and swelling in the gum tissue, lymph nodes, and nearby bone.

What Does a Root Canal Do?

The purpose of the root canal is to restore the function of the tooth by gently cleaning and shaping the inside of the root canal. Once it is cleaned and cleared out, the spaced is filled and sealed. Once the procedure is complete, there is a crown placed on it to ensure proper working function of the tooth as it once was.

Why Dr. Dae Ho Kim D.D.S. Dentistry?

Dr. Dae Ho Kim D.D.S is here to walk through the process of root canals with you. Using the latest technology, he will make sure you comfortable and free of pain during your procedure. Though there is the potential of pain and sensitivity for a few days afterward, this should usually subside and normal function should return. From beginning to end, Dr. Kim will explain the procedure, what you can expect, as well as aftercare. Put the your trust in our expertise of all things teeth, call today to schedule an appointment.