Berkeley root canal
The most obvious symptom for needing our Berkeley root canal is a toothache. There are others, of course. And at the office of Jennifer Cho DDS FAGD, we want you to be aware of not only the symptoms, but the causes and the ways that the problem can be treated. It’s a procedure that has a high success rate, about 90%, and can keep your tooth remaining strong and viable for many years to come.
What causes lead up to our Berkeley root canal? The pulp of your tooth is located inside, next to the nerve. It is ordinarily protected by the layers of enamel and dentin, which serve as a barrier to prevent bacteria from getting in. A cavity, loose or lost filling, or chipped or cracked tooth may allow infection to take hold in your tooth’s pulp. As for symptoms, pain that can be mild, moderate, or severe is typical when you apply pressure to the tooth or try to chew with it. Also common is sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. You might also notice gum tenderness or tooth discoloration. When you do experience any of the listed indications, you should be sure to reach out to us for a prompt appointment. There are two treatment options. The least appealing one is to extract the tooth, which is only done if our Berkeley root canal is not likely to yield a positive outcome. It’s non-surgical, and the process is to gain access to the inner tooth, remove the injured pulp and nerve, clean and disinfect the canals, and then seal the canals off to avoid future infections. After healing, a crown will be placed to restore the tooth to its full function and size.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us when you think you may need root canal. The chances of a good result are much higher when you get timely care.
Berkeley dental office
Preventive care is essential in helping you to avoid unnecessary treatments, pain, and other complications. At the office of Jennifer Cho DDS FAGD, we Berkeley dental office recommend a regimen of brushing and flossing at home, in conjunction with a dental examination and teeth cleaning every six months.
Dental plaque is where tooth decay and gum disease can be traced back to. It’s a form of bacteria that feels like a film. It erodes tooth enamel and irritates gum tissue, for starters. Sugar is a catalyst for the formation of plaque, so limiting your consumption of it is highly advisable. Brush upon waking, and again at bedtime, with that second round combined with vigorous flossing. This strategy will remove the majority of plaque in your mouth. The remainder, the amount that stays out of reach, hardens into tartar. For that, you need our Berkeley dental office. A professional teeth cleaning eradicates all residual plaque and tartar, including what was hidden from your at-home oral hygiene. In addition, early stage gum disease is stopped from progressing and its effects subside thanks to a teeth cleaning at our Berkeley dental office. Why twice per year? Waiting too long puts your teeth at risk for developing large cavities before they can be filled. That increases the chances for toothaches, infections, root canal, and extractions. Furthermore, your gums can become inflamed and infected, with alarming signs like persistent bad breath, bleeding when you brush, and receding gums following soon after. Your gum and bone tissue can become atrophied, and your teeth may become loose. But with preventive care, you can stop that from happening.
While it’s on your mind, why not contact our Berkeley dental office right now? Arrange a time to come in for your six month dental exam and teeth cleaning. Keep tooth decay and gum disease to a minimum, and halt their advancement.
Here at Jennifer Cho DDS FAGD, we know that you have many choices when it comes to choosing a dentist for you and for your child. It’s that understanding that has led us to create a practice that inspires our valued patients to come back, time and again, for both routine care and for treatment of acute symptoms and problems. We provide a wide range of services in family and cosmetic dentistry including Invisalign, Veneers, Laser Treatment, Teeth Whitening, Teeth Cleaning, Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Implants, Extractions, Night Guards, and emergency services.
Providing family care isn’t always the same at every dental office. For our Berkeley dentist, it means focusing on the specific issues that are important to each age group. Children need a strategy and have areas of concern that are entirely different than that of adults. Similarly, our senior patients require a greater concentration on certain areas of oral wellness more than others. It’s not enough to just accept patients of all ages. You also should feel as if you are seeing a specialist; someone who only deals with your age group. That’s how our Berkeley dentist makes you feel. Furthermore, you can depend on kindness, gentle care, and respect. We think that such traits should be universal, but the more we speak to patients who have found us after having disappointing experiences elsewhere, the more we realize that it is not. We have built our reputation, slowly and deliberately, over a long period of time; patient by patient, and appointment by appointment. And we realize that we’re only as good as our most recent patient and appointment. It’s simply not possible for us to rest on what we did yesterday. And that’s because today there is someone who needs top dental care, and the benefits of the most recent advancements in the field. It is our job to provide that. We take that responsibility very seriously.
Depend on our Berkeley dentist for all your needs when it comes to having healthy, strong teeth and gums. Call us to arrange an appointment.