A root canal therapy is a specific kind of endodontic treatment that our dentist can perform when infection or physical trauma compromises the dental pulp. If these conditions are not treated, decay and infection can lead to tooth death and necessitate a tooth extraction to prevent the infection from spreading.
A root canal is meant to prevent tooth extractions by removing the infection and strengthening the tooth so that it can continue its normal function for the foreseeable future.
In the root canal process, our dentist will open the pulp chamber of your tooth and remove any infected or otherwise compromised tissues. The chamber will then be cleaned, filled with a medicated solution and finally covered with a dental crown as a restorative measure to give the tooth function and structure. This is usually accomplished within one or two visits.
The overwhelming majority of root canal treatments go off without issue, but if the tooth should be re-infected, our dentist can provide a root canal retreatment.
During root canal procedures, QH Dental offers anesthesia and other amenities to mitigate your discomfort.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your tooth and think you might need a root canal treatment in Irvine, California, please give us a call today at 949-877-3993 to learn more about how we can help you.