Conserve your tooth for the long run
We make root canals effective and minimize the pain so that you can get back to enjoying life.
Our modern dental technology makes root canal procedures more comprehensive than ever
Relieve the pain and decay from your tooth, without requiring an extraction
Dr. Franklin is here to answer any questions and eliminate any concerns you may have
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Protecting your tooth from damage.
A root canal saves the inner tissue of your tooth, and prevents further damage or decay from occurring.
Relieving the pain and discomfort.
Your damaged tooth might be causing jaw pain, toothaches, and headaches… Get rid of all the pain in one appointment.
Renew your smile and oral health.
A root canal will make your teeth feel brand new again. Relax knowing that you’re in the most capable hands with Dr. Franklin.
How Does A Root Canal Work?
A root canal is among the most typical dental procedures performed, with well over 14 million procedures every year. This easy treatment can conserve your natural teeth and avoid the need for dental implants or bridges. Damage to your tooth’s inner nerve tissue sometimes requires a root canal procedure. With advancements in dentistry, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable, especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Dr. Franklin utilizes the latest technology and dental techniques, making root canal procedures more effective and less time-consuming.
Let’s begin by resolving a common myth: root canal treatments are not excruciatingly painful, nor do they lead to more pain – it relieves it! Essentially, a tooth mimics the root system of a plant. The root canals of a tooth have a primary branch and numerous smaller side branches. The entire system needs to be sealed during root canal treatment to be successful for the long term. Since root canals are performed in very small areas, they require a great deal of accuracy and care from a dental professional, like Dr. Franklin.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth – also called the pulp – when it has become infected and inflamed. Dr. Franklin gently files the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or in some cases, a crown.
Why Do I Need A Root Canal?
Infection of the pulp can be triggered by injury to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental treatments. Symptoms of the infection can be visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or discomfort in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, your Lodi dentist will likely advise non-surgical treatment to remove the infected pulp. This hurt pulp is removed and the root canal system is completely cleaned and sealed.
Root canal therapy usually includes anesthesia and might be completed in several visits depending upon the treatment required. We use regional anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will supply laughing gas analgesia, if necessary. You will have the ability to drive after your treatment, and you should be comfortable returning to your regular daily routine.
If you’re about to have your very first root canal treatment, you might be feeling concerned about the entire procedure. Do not stress – Dr. Franklin is here to answer any questions and eliminate any concerns you may have. Knowing what will happen ahead of time is more than half the fight; you will quickly learn that there actually is nothing to worry about!
The majority of endodontists today use modern innovation:
- digital (radiographic) imaging to detect root canal issues
- after treatment to confirm that the canals are correctly sealed
- ultrasonic instrumentation to eliminate old canal fillings and posts and clean canals
- operating microscopes to precisely find, visualize and seal root canal systems
The dental technology available at Dr.Franklin’s practice is exceptionally modern and up-to-date.
Post-Root Canal Care
After root canal treatment, clean the tooth in the very same method as your other teeth and visit your dental practitioner for check-ups as regularly as they encourage. Following the advice below will assist guarantee your teeth continue to be clean and healthy:
- Brush your teeth two times a day, in the early morning and in the evening.
- Invest a minimum of 2 minutes brushing your teeth each time.
- Always use fluoride toothpaste.
- Make use of a little tooth brush so you can reach your back teeth, and utilize no higher than a pea-sized quantity of toothpaste.
- Flossing can be a reliable approach of cleaning the gaps between your teeth.
- Do not brush too hard, as to avoid harm your gums.
Contact your favourite Lodi root canal experts at Todd A. Franklin DDS. for all your oral health needs!
Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370