Providing Root Canal Therapy for Santa Barbara Residents
People need root canals for a plethora of reasons. Perhaps a tooth has decayed or maybe you have been involved in an accident that caused trauma to your teeth. In any case, Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones is here to help. We provide root canal therapy for patients of all ages at our Santa Barbara, CA clinic. Our team is happy to walk you through the procedure and make sure you feel comfortable with the process. Root canals often get a bad reputation for being painful, but we use a numbing agent to ensure you feel virtually no discomfort. Learn more about this treatment.
Are You Experiencing Symptoms of Infection?
Most patients notice the signs of infection right away, as they can cause quite a bit of discomfort. However, some symptoms are less obvious. It is crucial to be able to identify the most common signs of a tooth infection so you can seek help right away. You may have an infection that requires root canal therapy if you experience the following symptoms:
- Abscesses or pimples on the gums
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Severe toothaches
- Swelling or tenderness
Understanding the Root Canal Process
If you need a root canal, we’ll explain the entire procedure from start to finish. We can complete most root canals in just one appointment, but you may need a second depending on your circumstances. To begin the procedure, we will numb the area surrounding the affected tooth. Then, we’ll make a small opening at the top of the tooth and remove the pulp, nerve tissue, bacteria, and any decay. After the tooth is cleaned, it’s time to seal it with a permanent filling. Your dentist will let you know if you need to return for a second visit to place a permanent crown.
Standing Apart From Other Dental Clinics
At Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones, we’re committed to being a leader in the dental field. Serving the communities of Santa Barbara and Goleta, we’ve quickly become a trusted source of information and general dentistry treatments. Whenever you enter our dental office, you can expect friendly staff, a comforting atmosphere, and a thorough explanation of your procedure. What’s more, we offer financing options and accept most insurance to make your visit as affordable as possible.