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From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, The Dental Dimensions is equipped to handle all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Dr. Deepak Shetty and Dr. Kavita Bhatia, are a husband and wife team providing quality dental services to Bay Area families. At the Dental Dimensions we offer a full range of general, cosmetic and advanced dental services for all ages with the ultimate goal of providing the highest customer satisfaction-for you-the patient.
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with structures and tissues that are present inside the tooth. Endodontic treatment, otherwise known as root canal treatment is one of the most common procedures that eradicate the infected pulp of the tooth. For a better understanding of an Endodontic treatment, it is good to understand the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, the first is a layer of enamel and the second is a hard layer called the dentin and underneath is the soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp includes nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue and forms the surrounding hard tissues during tooth development. Endodontic treatment is required when this pulp becomes infected or inflamed. This infection or inflammation may occur due to a variety of causes: it can be a deep decay on the tooth or a chip or crack on the tooth. If the infected pulp is left untreated, it can lead to abscess or pain.
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If you have prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat, tenderness to chewing and touch, toothache, discoloration of the tooth, tenderness in lymph nodes and nearby gum tissues or bone, you can consult our Endodontist in San Jose at the earliest to avoid further complications. An Endodontist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp and completely cleanses the inside of the tooth and space will be filled and sealed. During the next visit, a crown will be placed on the top of the affected tooth in order to restore its full function.
Endodontic procedures are generally performed to relieve you out of pain and discomfort. With modern anesthetics, patients are made comfortable during the procedure. After the treatment, there may be sensitivity in the tooth for a few days. With prescribed medications, this discomfort can be relieved. You may even feel your treated tooth to be slightly different than others for a period of time. However, if pain or discomfort lasts for a longer period, it is necessary to consult your Endodontist immediately. It is important to follow the instructions given by your Endodontist.
1. The Endodontist will examine your tooth with an X-ray, then you will be given local anesthesia to numb your tooth. Next, in order to keep your tooth dry and free from saliva, a protective sheet called the dental dam will be placed.
2. An opening will be made in the crown of your tooth and with the help of small instruments, the infected pulp will be removed from the pulp chamber.
3. After cleaning the space, the root canals will be shaped so that a biocompatible material called gutta-percha will be filled and sealed. Sometimes a temporary filling will be made to close the opening, and the same will be removed before the crown is placed.
4. During your final visit, a restoration or crown will be placed to restore its full function. If your tooth lacks sufficient structure in order to hold the restoration, a post will be placed inside the tooth.