At our office, our goal is to help keep your smile in top shape and prevent harmful decay from destroying your smile. With root canal therapy, our skilled dentists can preserve your natural teeth by treating the severely damaged portions of your tooth and protecting it from future decay.
A root canal is used to treat a tooth’s soft core when it becomes damaged or diseased. This soft core is called the dental pulp and contains the nerves, blood vessels and other connective tissue that extends from the crown of the tooth to the root, down into the jawbone.
If tooth decay or a crack in a tooth causes an abscess or infection in the dental pulp, it must be treated to prevent further infection and damage to your jawbone. The treatment is called a root canal and is performed by a general dentist or an endodontist (a root canal specialist).
The diseased or damaged dental pulp is removed, and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are cleaned out and sealed with a temporary filling until a crown can be permanently placed on the tooth. This procedure may take up to three appointments to complete.
If you have teeth that are damaged or infected, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentists for root canal therapy in San Diego, California. Contact our team today at 619-298-9839 and ask for a visit with Dr. Vaheed Bayette or Dr. Nikko Johnson for treatment!