Drs. Julie Boulos and Joesph Boulos offer endodontic services at All Coast Dental, located in Pacific Beach, CA. Endodontic refers to the nerves or roots of the teeth. The most common of these endodontic procedures is the root canal. Tooth infections are often located in the roots. A root canal allows Drs. Boulos access to the root, allowing them to remove infected materials.
At the start of the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to the tooth. This will keep the area numb, making it as painless as possible. Drs. Boulos will drill into the tooth to reveal the root canal. The infected roots will be removed and sanitized. The entire area will be cleaned out. After, the opened space is filled with a sealant. In most cases, a dental crown is placed after. Dental crowns provide a higher chance of a successful recovery.
Don’t be alarmed if you experience pain and soreness following the procedure. This is completely natural. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed. If your pain is severe, contact our office. In certain cases Drs. Boulos will prescribe stronger medication. Try to avoid physical activity while healing. With modern day technology and procedures, there are little to no complications or pain involved with root canals. Remember to follow the post-operative instructions given by Drs. Boulos.
Once you’re completely healed, you will be able to enjoy all food and beverages without pain or sensitivity. If you or someone you know is in need of a root canal, don't wait to make an appointment. A tooth infection, when left untreated, can have deadly consequences.
All Coast Dental is located in Pacific Beach, CA. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Julie Boulos and Joseph Boulos, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.