Have you noticed severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or biting down? Is your tooth extremely sensitive to hot and cold temperatures? Are the nearby gums swollen and tender, or have you noticed a persistent pimple on the gums? Has the tooth become darkened or discolored? If so, your tooth may suffer from infection and damage in the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth that contains all of the living connective tissues and cells, and when this area becomes damaged, it can result in a significant amount of pain and discomfort. Without proper treatment, the infection may kill the tooth and necessitate tooth removal. In order to avoid this and to restore your oral health, our dentist may recommend root canal therapy.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Greg L. Wolfe removes the infected and damaged tissues, clearing away all signs of decay and infection. After disinfecting the tooth, he fills the tooth with a medicated material and caps the tooth with a restoration like a custom dental crown. This helps to protect the tooth and restores its shape and structure. For more information about getting a root canal in Ventura, California, we encourage you to contact us today at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry. We are dedicated to improving your dental health!