If you are experiencing tooth pain or ache, it may be caused by infection that has taken hold inside the pulp and nerves of a tooth. When this occurs, root canal treatment is necessary to cleanse the infection from inside the tooth. The purpose of a root canal is to alleviate tooth pain and restore health to your mouth. If tooth infection is left untreated, it can cause complications like painful abscesses forming, tooth loss and even spread the infection to other parts of the body. Dr. Amir HagShenas offers patients gentle and timely root canal treatment to ease tooth pain and remove infection.
During a root canal, Dr. HagShenas will access the interior of your tooth and use ultra-fine tools to clean out the infection within. Once the infected pulp is removed, the tooth roots will be reshaped and the structure will be reinforced with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. A natural-looking dental crown will be used to restore your tooth and protect the interior. After root canal treatment, you will be able to return to a normal lifestyle free of pain and able to use your tooth like normal.
Opening is made in the tooth
Infected tissue is removed and canals are cleaned.
Canals are filled with a permanent material and sealed with filling.
Dr. HagShenas believes in staying up-to-date with the latest in technology to give our patients the very best care. By investing in DIAGNOdent technology, we are able to identify and treat cavities early to prevent them from getting worse and infecting your teeth. Additionally, we restore your teeth with CEREC same-day crowns, so you will leave our office after a root canal with your permanent and lifelike dental crown attached that very day. For those who are fearful or anxious about the procedure, we offer effective sedation dentistry. With sedation, you will feel relaxed during your root canal treatment and sensations of pain or discomfort are blocked. This technology, combined with over 27 years of experience, gives us the trustworthy expertise in gentle dental care that you expect.