If the center of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected, it can cause a lot of pain, and the only option to restore it will be a root canal treatment. Many people suffer from dental anxiety, so they are hesitant to see our dentist in El Monte for anything, even if they are in extreme pain. But the pain experienced during a root canal treatment has been greatly exaggerated, and delaying treatment can cause more problems than it will solve.
A root canal procedure involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth. Our expert in root canal in El Monte will drill out all of the infected pulp, clean out the tooth, and seal it with a filling to prevent an infection from re-occurring. All of this will be done while you are under anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain. Many patients who have undergone the procedure have described it as being no more painful than a standard dental filling.
A porcelain crown may be fitted over the tooth in order to restore it back to its full function, and the crown will be designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, contact our office today.