Our dentist may recommend endodontic treatment if the dental pulp, or innermost tooth tissues, becomes infected or damaged. By performing an endodontic treatment, Dr. Olivia Park can help you avoid the need for a tooth extraction and regain your oral health and smile.
While there are several types of endodontic treatment available, the most common procedure is a root canal. Root canal treatment is typically recommended when injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer and into the nerves of the tooth. A root canal involves removing the infected and injured tissues from the tooth, thoroughly cleaning it and filling it with a medicated material to prevent reinfection. The treated tooth is then capped with a dental crown to restore its original shape, strength and appearance. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in just one or two appointments. By choosing to receive a root canal, you can save your original tooth and avoid the need for more extensive and invasive treatments to replace the tooth and restore your smile.
Endodontic treatments have gained a reputation over the years for being highly uncomfortable. However, thanks to advances in treatment techniques and technologies, these procedures can be completed with minimal discomfort and are highly effective in restoring your oral health.
Contact Adept Dental Shafter today at 661-746-6989 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Olivia Park and learn if endodontic treatment in Shafter, California, is right for you!