If your tooth is causing discomfort, it may be a sign of infection or other tooth damage. These problems typically occur when injury or decay reaches past the outer layer of enamel and deep into the dental pulp, where the living nerves of the tooth are contained. When untreated, this can cause significant discomfort and may make a tooth extraction necessary.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to extracting your tooth from your mouth. We provide root canal therapy to remove the infected and damaged tooth tissue and restore your oral health. The goal of this treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is to save your tooth and help you regain a healthy mouth and smile.
When you receive a root canal, our endodontic specialist will begin by going into the tooth and removing the infected and injured tissues. The tooth is then cleaned and filled with a medicated material to prevent reinfection. Finally, the tooth is then capped with a dental crown to restore its shape, strength and appearance as well as protect it from any damage in the future. In most cases, this entire treatment process can be completed in just one or two appointments.
Root canals have a reputation for being painful. However, thanks to advances in treatment techniques, technologies and anesthesia, you can receive this procedure in comfort. We are committed to providing you with quality care as well as the most comfortable experience possible, and we will work with you to ensure that you do not experience pain or discomfort during your treatment.
For more information about root canal therapy in Downey, California, and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please call us today at 562-869-3037.