Endodontics, or root canal treatment, is a procedure by which we try to save patient’s natural tooth as a foundation for chewing and biting for years to come.
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp (inside of the tooth after enamel and dentin, where soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves exist) becomes infected or inflamed.
Infected or inflamed pulp can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or cracks or a chip in the tooth. Even a blow to the tooth without any visible damage could cause problems.
Signs & Treatment
Signs of pulp damage include:
- Prolonged sensitivity to heat and cold
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
Sometimes, there are no symptoms at all!
We will remove inflamed or infected pulp, carefully clean and shape the inside of the tooth using high tech equipment in endodontics, and then fill and seal the space. Contact your Irvine dentist today to find out how we can help reduce pain and help make your mouth healthy again.
Park Place Dentistry provides a convenient appointment for taking care of your root canal needs in Irvine.