If you have a root canal treatment performed, you will need to make sure that you receive the appropriate follow-up care for your tooth. At White Smiles Dental Group, our Canoga Park CA best dentist can provide you with effective root canal treatment.
If you have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp in the center, it will need a root canal treatment by our Canoga Park CA best dentist. After the root canal, it is very important that you have the appropriate follow-up care for your tooth, and that you practice excellent oral hygiene to make sure that the tooth remains healthy in your mouth. Our dentist will probably tell you that you need to get a porcelain crown at a certain time following your root canal procedure. It is important that you get this crown on time so that the tooth will be protected and strengthened. If you do not get the crown in time, you leave the tooth open to additional infection, which could cause the root canal treatment to fail. You also want to make sure that you come in for any dental visits as recommended by our dentist to make sure that the tooth is healing properly. Our dentist may want to x-ray the tooth after treatment to make sure that no infection is developing. You also want to follow excellent oral hygiene habits so that it is much less likely that bacteria will gather around the crown, or that any type of gum disease will develop. Sometimes a root canal treatment will fail, and you will need to have an endodontic retreatment to save the tooth. This can happen if the tooth has narrow or curved canals that were not able to be treated during the original root canal procedure. If your tooth gets a dental cavity, it can expose the root canal filling material to bacteria. This will also cause a tooth to become infected once again.
For an appointment to see our Canoga Park CA best dentist for root canal treatment and follow-up care, contact us today.