Root canal therapy is an endodontic, restorative dental treatment that is used to improve the health of a tooth that is damaged by infection. Infection can spread to the dental pulp and tooth nerve if decay reaches deep into the tooth or if the tooth is severely injured. Infection can cause several painful symptoms, including:
- Intense tooth pain when biting and chewing
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A persistent pimple on the nearby gums
In order to relieve these symptoms, your experienced dentists may recommend root canal therapy. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or damaged dental pulp and tooth nerve. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Joshi will then fill in and seal the tooth. We may suggest a dental crown in order to effectively protect the tooth and restore its structure and appearance. In Pomona, California, root canal therapy can typically be completed in just two visits to our relaxing dental office. If you suspect that you may suffer from an infected tooth, we urge you to contact us at Pomona Smiles soon. We are dedicated to improving your oral health.