Root Canal Therapy In San Jose For Tooth Pain
If the inside of a tooth becomes infected, it is essential to remove the infection as soon as possible. Root canal therapy is the best way to save your tooth from extraction or falling out. Root canal therapy can ultimately save you the tooth pain and financial strain that comes with tooth removal and replacement!
Symptoms to Look For: Root Canals
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be in need of a root canal. If these symptoms look familiar, come into our San Jose dentist office to see Dr. Yemoto.
- Persistent and painful toothache
- Tooth pain when chewing
- Tooth sensitivity to temperature
- A small bump near the area of the pain
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums
How Root Canal Therapy Works
If root canal therapy is the right treatment for you, you should be prepared for two appointments and then follow-up appointments if necessary.
During your first root canal appointment at our San Jose office, Dr. Yemoto will place a dental dam around the affected area to isolate it from the rest of the mouth. He will form a small opening in the top of the tooth and use tiny instruments to remove the infected pulp from the tooth.
At your second appointment, Dr. Yemoto will clean out the tooth and fill it with a sealing material. Finally, he will fill the tooth to restore its appearance and to protect it from further harm.
We promise to make your root canal therapy worthwhile by keeping you calm and comfortable. We can also use sedation dentistry methods to soothe your nerves. Call us today in San Jose to find out more about why root canals are often the best option for an infected tooth pulp. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yemoto for you if you are in the area, including Cupertino and Los Gatos.