Dr. Darj Dental
Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS
General Dentist located in El Paso, TX
Many people get concerned when they find out they need a root canal. Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and the experienced dental team at Dr. Darj Dental want you to know a root canal doesn’t have to be an anxiety-ridden, excessively painful experience. Located in El Paso, Texas, the experienced dental team at Dr. Darj Dental performs root canals on a routine basis. If you have any hesitations about getting a root canal, give the office a call or schedule an appointment online.
Root Canal Q & A
Do I need a root canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure intended to remove oral discomfort and restore your tooth. If your tooth becomes critically infected from the inside, Dr. Darj takes out the bacteria and any dead or dying tissue. This allows her to protect your tooth and take away your pain.
What can cause a tooth infection?
An untreated cavity or oral injury can cause infection in the tissue and roots of your teeth. The infected tissue may enter the root or pulp of the tooth if you put off going to the dentist. If the infection develops any further this can lead to many other issues, so make sure you seek help.
How do I know if I have an infected tooth?
An infected tooth can cause pain very quickly, particularly if you don't address it soon enough. Infected tooth symptoms might include:
- Inflamed gums
- Tooth soreness while chewing
- Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Pus coming from around the tooth
- A painful throbbing in your jaw or mouth
- Darkening color of the tooth
- A small pimple-like bump on your gum
What's involved in a root canal?
Dr. Darj can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may need X-rays taken so that the full extent of the tooth damage can be evaluated before the root canal is performed.
At your appointment, Dr. Darj utilizes a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. If needed, they set a dental dam, or a little piece of rubber, on your tooth to preserve its cleanliness and protect it from bacteria during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, Dr. Darj makes a small incision in your tooth to access the area of infection inside the root.
After this, your dentist will clear away the unhealthy and infected pulp, then irrigate the area with water to clean it. After all diseased matter is gone, Dr. Darj either seals the tooth or inserts a non-permanent filling to shield the tooth until you return for a permanent crown.
If you have any signs or symptoms of a tooth infection, call Dr. Darj Dental or schedule a consultation online.