A root canal is needed when the nerve of the tooth is affected by decay or infection. The tooth needs to be saved by removing tissue, nerves, bacteria, and the other decaying materials. The remaining space is filled with medication to restore the tooth.
At Brian S Kubo, DDS Inc., we use the latest medical technology for root canal procedures.
How Successful Are Root Canals?
A root canal is important to save a dying tooth that would otherwise needs to be removed. Removal of the tooth would be more costly and cause other problems for the remaining teeth.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
An abscess or a pimple on the gums
Sensitivity to hot and cold
Sometimes no symptoms are present
Swelling or tenderness
What Happens During Root Canal?
First, the tooth is heavily numbed and a rubber dam is placed, keeping the tooth dry from saliva. Next, an opening is created at the top of the tooth and the decaying material is removed. Once the tooth is cleaned, it is filled.
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Established in 1993, Brian S Kubo, DDS Inc. is a dental clinic. It is owned by Dr. Brian S. Kubo.
We provide quality dental care to create healthy and attractive smiles for our patients in Kamuela, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kohala, and the surrounding areas.
We provide personal care to meet your needs for routine cleanings, preventive care, mouth pain, teeth whitening, and many other services to restore and maintain your dental health. Call us to schedule an appointment!