Root Canals in San Diego
A root canal procedure is one of the best ways to save a tooth with significant structural damage. Although root canals have a reputation for being unpleasant, the procedure is not much different than getting a cavity filled. A good dentist will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Richard Feinberg’s caring and compassionate approach to patient care sets him apart from other providers of root canals in San Diego.
What Is a Root Canal?
The tooth contains a soft inner portion called the pulp that is surrounded by the harder enamel shell. This pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves that help your tooth grow.
When the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, the tissue becomes inflamed. This might occur because of a chip in the tooth, deep decay, or trauma to the tooth. When the pulp becomes inflamed, it can be very painful. A root canal is a procedure that removes the damaged pulp. For adults, this pulp is not necessary to sustain the tooth; if it is removed, the tooth will continue to receive necessary nutrients from the surrounding tissue.
"After a week of horrible pain in my tooth. I found Dr. Feinberg, got in to see him as quick as I could. After a x-ray he told me I needed a root canal. The entire procedure went smoothly and my tooth looked as good as new after all was said & done. Dr. Feinberg's caring approach is definitely what sets him apart from the other dentists I've been to. By far, the best root canal I've every gotten, and no offense, but hopefully it's the last!"
Preparing for Your Root Canal Appointment
A root canal is a routine dental procedure. You will receive local anesthetic to numb the affected area during the root canal procedure. As a result, you will not feel anything while the dentist is working on your tooth.
During the procedure, Dr. Feinberg will remove the problematic pulp from your tooth. After cleaning the area to prevent infection, he will then seal it with a material akin to rubber. The tooth is then restored with a filling or crown, which protects it from future damage.
After the root canal is complete, you will not notice any difference between the tooth that had a root canal and your other teeth. The affected tooth will be just as strong and natural looking as your surrounding teeth. Most importantly, it will no longer lead to pain and tenderness once the inflamed pulp is removed.
Choosing the Best Root Canals San Diego Can Offer
Dr. Feinberg prides himself not only on his dental expertise, but also his ability to provide superior patient care. When assessing potential dental problems, Dr. Feinberg listens to each patient to ensure that he can meet their unique needs. This commitment to patient satisfaction is why his patients continue to return to receive the best root canals San Diego has to offer. To experience this world class care for yourself, contact us today to set up an appointment.