Root Canal Therapy
At Dental Design of Arcadia, our doctors know that toothaches may relate to more serious problems than simple cavities. We want to use the most conservative approach to save your tooth. Root canals help you avoid the complications of unnecessary extractions.
Root Canal Therapy, also called endodontic dentistry, protects and preserves teeth that would otherwise be lost due to painful and long term infection. Severe pain is caused by damaged or infected nerves that run from the root to the crown of a tooth. Left untreated, infections can cause tooth loss as well as permanent damage to the jaw bone. Fortunately, modern dentistry has made root canal therapy a relatively routine and virtually painless procedure. Once the area around the nerve and blood supply of the tooth is completely numbed, the infected root of the tooth is removed. Then those previously-infected canals within the tooth are contoured, disinfected, and filled to preserve the structural integrity of the tooth and to prevent re-infection. Finally, during the root canal recovery, our doctors prepare a customized crown to ensure the natural shape and appearance of the tooth.
If you are experiencing severe pain, call our office immediately to schedule an appointment.