It is one of the most common dental treatments, this safe and effective treatment prevents the loss of natural teeth and prevents the need for implants or dentures. The success rate of this treatment is very high.
In the center of the tooth is the pulp. It is made up of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and it is responsible for the formation of the tooth during its development. The pulp can become infected from a blow, deep decay, or repeated fillings. Some signs of pulpal disease are exaggerated sensitivity to hot and cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling and pain of the gum tissue, a lesion or infection around your tooth.
The dentist begins with a clinical and radiological examination of the tooth to assess whether endodontic treatment is necessary. Afterwards, you will have an appointment at our clinic with Dr. David Phan, our dentist specializing in endodontics, in order to do the root canal treatment. This procedure, in which the middle of the tooth is cleaned and filled with a substance called gutta, will remove all sensitivity from your tooth and keep it in place in your mouth.