What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a specific type of dentistry. The main focus of endodontics is the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerve. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth; if the pulp and nerve become decayed or infected, it can cause the tooth to die and require extraction. Endodontic treatment can save the tooth and restore your oral health.
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy, often simply called a “root canal,” is an endodontic treatment used to restore the health of a severely infected, injured, or decayed tooth. During root canal therapy, our skilled dentists will remove the infected or damaged dental pulp and tooth nerve. Dr. Chen and Dr. Chen will then fill in the tooth with a medicated material. Finally, they will seal the tooth with a filling or dental crown to restore the tooth’s structure and function. A root canal in Glendale, California typically requires just one or two appointments at our friendly dental office, and our dental team will ensure that each visit is comfortable and pleasant.
Do I need a root canal?
You may need root canal therapy if you suffer from extreme tooth pain, increased tooth sensitivity, or swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums. If you are experiencing any type of tooth pain, please call T.F. Chen DDS today at 818-502-1991 to schedule your appointment.