A root canal is a pulp-filled cavity located in the root of your tooth. When the pulp becomes infected, it can cause considerable pain, and the infection can damage the nerves inside your tooth and spread to your jawbone.
Root canal therapy is a procedure done to save an infected tooth. During this procedure, the infected pulp is removed and the canal is cleaned and sealed.
Dr. Pakiz has decades of experience performing root canal therapy. He has saved the teeth of many patients with this procedure.
The reason root canal therapy is so effective is because, rather than removing the tooth entirely, the doctor is simply removing the infected pulp, allowing you to retain the tooth itself without compromising your bite and ability to chew.
Doing this procedure can help save the remainder of your tooth further decay, as well as prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth and compromising your gums and teeth.
When doing a root canal, Dr. Pakiz will inject a local anesthetic into the area of the infected tooth in order so that you don’t feel pain during the procedure. Then he will gently remove the pulp from the tooth, and fill the cavity using a special type of dental cement.
Symptoms of an infected root canal may manifest in several ways, including:
“I’ve been coming to Dr. Pakiz for over 20 years and have always enjoyed coming to the office. The staff treats me like family and makes sure I’m comfortable during whatever procedure I’m having done.”