Our experienced Dentist provides endodontic treatment to remove infected and decayed tooth tissue from your dental pulp and tooth roots. This condition typically occurs when infection, injury or decay reaches past the protective outer layer of tooth enamel, and if untreated, it may cause the tooth to die and make a tooth extraction necessary. By treating the problem with a root canal, our Dentist can save the tooth and prevent you from need to extract and replace it.
Most root canal treatments can be completed in one or two visits to our office. When you receive this treatment, our Dentist will begin by removing the infected and injured tissue from within the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and packed with a medicated material to prevent the infection from returning. Our Dentist will then cap the tooth with a restoration (usually a dental crown) to restore the tooth to its original shape and structure and protect it from any further damage.
Root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful. However, advances in dentistry allow us to complete your treatment with minimal discomfort due to improvements in treatment techniques, technology and anesthesia. We offer several sedation options for your comfort and are committed to making your treatment as comfortable as possible.
Call us today at 949-249-8721 to make your appointment with Dr. Michelle Eng and learn more about root canal therapy in Aliso Viejo, California.