Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment. Endodontics is the field of dental specialty that involves diagnosing and treating problems that affect the dental pulp, or inner nerves, tissues, blood vessels and roots of the tooth. While there are several endodontic treatments available, root canals are the most common therapy provided.
Root canals are recommended when infection, decay and other damage reach beyond the tooth enamel and into the pulp. If left untreated, the tooth may die and need to be removed from your mouth. Our dentist prefers to perform root canals when possible so that he can save your tooth and help you to continue using it.
Most root canal treatments can be completed in one or two appointments. When you receive a root canal, Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt will open the tooth and remove the infected and damaged tissue. We will then clean the tooth and fill it with medicated material before capping it with a temporary crown or filling. You will then need to return to our office to have your final crown placed so that your tooth can be restored to normal health and function and protected against future damage.
Sedation dentistry and anesthetic is available to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your procedure.
We invite you to call Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry at 626-961-1574 to learn more about root canal therapy in Hacienda Heights, California, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.