• Root Canals

  • Gentle, Precise Treatment to Eliminate Dental Infection

    Are you suffering from a toothache, or have you been diagnosed with an infected tooth? If so, a root canal may ease your pain and save your tooth. Dr. Yum offers extremely gentle and precise treatment, so you will experience very little discomfort or post-treatment sensitivity.

    What Are Root Canals?

    If the soft inner pulp of your tooth has become infected or inflamed, Dr. Yum will typically recommend root canal therapy. During this treatment, he will clean all bacteria and infected pulp from inside your tooth. He will also clean and seal your root canals. Finally, he will restore your tooth with a custom-made dental crown. Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue will be numb during this procedure. Typically, the only thing you will feel is a gentle sensation of pressure. The entire treatment will take place over one or two office visits, depending on the severity of your infection and your unique health needs. After your procedure, you should enjoy full dental function and a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

    Benefits of Root Canals

    If you have a dental infection, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. If the infection is allowed to spread, you could develop an abscess. This small sac at the tip of your root can cause extreme discomfort, as well as chronic bad breath. Additionally, the bacteria will continue to multiply, destroying more of your tooth. They could even spread to other teeth, your nearby gum tissue, or even your jawbone. Therefore, root canal therapy will not only end your sensitivity. It will also save the rest of your tooth or even your entire smile.

    Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

    If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may require a root canal:

    • Chronic toothache
    • Persistent sore on one part of your gums
    • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
    • One tooth that has darkened on the inside
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discomfort when chewing
    • Facial swelling

    If you present with any of these symptoms, Dr. Yum will provide a complete, gentle examination. Then he will recommend the treatment that is most suited to your health needs.