Root Canal Montclair CA

Root Canal An Overview

A root canal is performed to avoid the need for a tooth extraction. The goal of a root canal is to remove diseased tissue from the pulp of the affected tooth.  We offer root canal treatment in the comfort of our Montclair Plaza Dental Group office.

 What Is A Root Canal?

When the tooth is infected, your dentist must remove the diseased portion of the tooth in hopes to save it from extraction. A root canal is recommended for a severely decayed, infected, or damaged tooth. When harmful bacteria enter the pulp of the tooth, the structure of the tooth is compromised. The goal is to remove the infection and stop the spread of bacteria.  Root canals are one of the most commonly performed procedures in our Montclair dental office. We take the necessary steps to ensure our patients are comfortable, relaxed, and safe during their procedure.

Root Canal What to Expect

Before your root canal procedure, you Montclair Plaza dentist will work with you to answer any questions you may have and create an atmosphere where you feel safe, relaxed, and informed.

To start, your dentist will carefully numb the affected area or provide the appropriate sedation option. A small hole is created using a dental drill. Using special tools, your dentist will gently remove any diseased tissue from the affected tooth. The pulp is carefully cleaned and filled with the appropriate build-up material. The tooth is restored using a custom-designed dental crown.

A root canal can bring much-needed relief to a damaged tooth. Your Montclair dentist will provide any aftercare instructions after your root canal procedure.

 

Root Canal FAQs

Do you perform root canals for children?

Yes, our office can perform a Pulpotomy or Pulpectomy on your child’s infected tooth to stabilize their oral health and allow for the normal structural development of the permanent teeth.

What is a Pulpectomy?

A Pulpectomy involves the removal of diseased pulp from the entire tooth, both canals and crown. In most cases a dental crown is placed after the root canal to strengthen the tooth.

What is a Pulpotomy?

A Pulpotomy is the removal of disease pulp from only the crown portion of the tooth. A crown may be placed, depending on the overall condition of the tooth.