Root Canal Therapy

Do you have extreme tooth discomfort? Dr. Brian Olvera and Dr. Kenneth Ferraro can help heal your tooth with root canal therapy in Downey, California, by removing damaged or infected root tissue. Contact our dental office at 562-869-3037 for more information and schedule a visit with our dentists to receive the help you need.

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment designed to heal and restore damaged or infected root pulp. This treatment is typically recommended for patients who experience severe toothaches caused by inflamed tissue. Infected root pulp is usually the result of dental decay that extends past the tooth’s outer protective layers and causes the pulp to become irritated or damaged by harmful bacteria.

The primary goal of root canal therapy is to save the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can cause the root pulp to die, ultimately leading to the need for the tooth to be extracted. This can lead to other unnecessary dental problems, such as the misalignment of surrounding teeth.

The root canal procedure itself is relatively straightforward. Our experienced dentists will carefully remove the infected tissues from the tooth, ensuring that the tooth remains dry during the treatment. Once the infected tissues have been removed, medication will be applied to prevent further damage and encourage healing. Finally, the tooth will be capped and sealed with a dental crown to preserve the integrity of the tooth for a comfortable and functional fit.

If you would like to learn more about root canal therapy and whether it is the right option for you, please give our office a call today. We are committed to helping you maintain optimal oral health and look forward to hearing from you soon.