Root Canal Therapy in Cupertino

During last week of March and the beginning of April, dentists throughout the United States raise awareness on the importance of root canal therapy in dentistry.  Many patients cringe when they hear the words “root canal”. Although this treatment has a bad reputation, Dr. Randall LaFrom would like to reassure his patients that root canal therapy may be a necessary procedure that saves teeth from extraction. As a talented general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist, Dr. LaFrom practices gentle dentistry with state of the art technology that maximizes patient comfort.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is part of a tooth’s anatomy. Inside the tooth, a natural cavity exists that houses the nerve endings, pulp chamber, and cellular material. When bacteria breach the root canal, the nerve and pulp may become infected. An infection in the root canal may cause the living structures of teeth to die.

What happens during root canal therapy?

During root canal therapy, Dr. LaFrom will remove and clear away the infection.  He will gently access your root canal and remove the nerve and pulp. After the pulp and nerve are removed, he will clean the inside of the tooth with a medicated solution. After the infection has been thoroughly cleaned away, your tooth will be filled with a special sealant to protect against further damage and infection.

What happens after a root canal?

The course of action taken after a root canal will depend on the patient’s specific needs. If you’re in need of a restoration, Dr. LaFrom may place a crown over your treated tooth for additional protection. Our team will deliver excellent dental care tailored to the needs of each patient.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Dr. LaFrom and our team take every precaution to ensure patient comfort. Many of our patients report to us that their visit to our office was pleasant and comfortable. Our patients enjoy the fact that we were able to save their teeth from extraction, too.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. LaFrom, contact our Cupertino dentist office at (408) 996-8595. We serve patients from Saratoga, Campbell, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara County.

~ by cupertinodentist on April 18, 2012.

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