Endodontics
(562) 866-7073

 

Root Canal Treatments, Treatment of Trauma to the Teeth

Root canal therapy is the treatment of a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve. In the past, such a tooth had to be removed. With advancement in dentistry, many of these teeth can now be treated successfully. We make every effort to save your tooth with minimal discomfort. We want to help you preserve your natural teeth for good.

 

Root Canal Treatment:

 
 

When teeth develop dental decay, the spread of the cavity over time damages the enamel and dentin. Eventually, the cavity extends to the pulp of the tooth. This area has the blood and nervous supply to the tooth. Since this area is a closed space the infection can not easily resolve and the pulp becomes infected and necrotic. The patient usually feels pain and at times significant swelling develops. The treatment involves removal of infected pulp chamber and replacement with special material that permanently seal the tooth.

 
 
If deemed hopeless, the tooth may be eligible for a future implant, bridge or partial denture.
Hours of Operation:
Mondays       9 AM to 6 PM
Tuesdays      10 AM to 7 PM
Wednesdays 9 AM to 6 PM
Thursdays     9 AM to 6 PM
Fridays         8 AM to 4 PM
Saturdays    By Appointment
16542 Bellflower Blvd. #100
(562) 866-7073