ADA Accessibility Information
Ford Dental Group logo
GRAPHIC phone Ford Dental Group (714) 409-6161

Dangers of Not Brushing Sticky Foods Off of Your Teeth Quickly

Posted on 11/9/2020 by Dr Jonathan Ford
Food material resting on your teeth can cause build-up, detoration, and irreversable damage to your teeth. You will be happy to know that this may not always be the case.

Thanks to modern medical advancement, it is not always necessary to pull a tooth when it gets inflamed, injured, or infected. Two of the most common alternatives of dealing with this tooth is pulp capping and root canal treatments.

Pulp Capping

One of the endodonitic therapies is pulp capping. The pulp of a tooth is neccessary to keeping the tooth healthy and alive. Infection of the pulp can be caused by tooth decay, cracking or chipping the tooth itself. Direct pulp capping is used to reinforce a tooth with a sealant dental adhesive and a cap on the tooth, usually called a crown. A different procedure; indirect pulp capping is when the decay is too spread throughout to prevent further damage to the pulp. A bonding agent is used to seal and allow the tooth's dentin to regenerate. Both procedures can save the tooth and nerves. The overall pain is significantly less than root canal or tooth extraction.

Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatment is a therapy used when the root canals get cleaned out, and the pulp of the infected tooth in question is removed. The point of the treatment is to remove necrotic or infected pulp from the mouth, keeping the tooth from dying. After the rotten pulp is removed, the canals are irrigated and filled in. The treatments relatively painless with anesthesia, allowing most patients to return to school or work within 24 hours. Root canal treatments are often less expensive than tooth extraction, too. The crowns used in root canal treatments are less likely to be seen than most other dental procedures.

If there are any questions about the procedures themselves, please feel free to give us a call. We can answer any of these concerns, plus provide alternative treatments from a tooth extraction.
Contact Us
16511 Goldenwest Suite 107
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4484
Tel: (714) 409-6161
Fax: 714-841-7148

GRAPHIC member logo ADA Ford Dental Group GRAPHIC member logo CDA Ford Dental Group GRAPHIC member logo OCDS Ford Dental Group
Office Hours
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7am - 6pm
Thursday: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 1pm

Request Appointment
Click map for Directions to Ford Dental Group

Ford Dental Group | | (714) 409-6161
16511 Goldenwest Suite 107 , Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4484
Copyright © 2016-2021 Ford Dental Group and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
Dental Blog | Dentist Huntington Beach, CA | Ford Dental Group
Our team at Ford Dental Group has created this dental blog to help educate the community. Click here to learn more about procedures, home care, and more!
Ford Dental Group, 16511 Goldenwest Suite 107, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 ~ (714) 409-6161 ~ ~ 7/24/2021 ~ Associated Words: dentist Huntington Beach CA ~ dentist Huntington Beach CA ~