Root canal treatment is the most common form of endodontic therapy recommended when the dental pulp and nerves have been infected or damaged. This problem occurs when injury or decay reaches past the outer layer of protective enamel and deep into the tooth. When left untreated, this type of infection or disease can cause significant pain and will eventually lead to the death and extraction of the tooth. However, the tooth can be easily treated and saved with a root canal treatment to restore your oral health and function.
When you receive a root canal treatment, our dentist will first remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and filled with a medicated material to prevent the infection from returning. Finally, Dr. Glenn will cap the tooth with a dental crown, restoring its appearance and returning the tooth to full oral function.
While root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful, the reality is that most root canals can be completed with minimal discomfort. Advances in treatment techniques, technologies and anesthesia have made it possible for your procedure to be completed as comfortably and efficiently as possible, and most root canals can be completed in just one or two appointments. Our team will also take special care to ensure that you feel at ease and that your time in our office is as stress-free as possible.
To learn more about root canal treatment in Newport Beach, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jon Glenn, give us a call at 949-644-0071. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile.