Dentist in Huntington Beach, CA - Drs. Thompson and Christensen - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is the branch of dentistry that deals with treating dental pulp damage and is the best way to directly address the pain and save the tooth. During a root canal procedure, infected nerve tissue is cleaned out and replaced with a filler to prevent further infection.
Generally caused by tooth decay or trauma, pulp or nerve tissue damage can be an excruciating experience, with symptoms including pain while chewing, sensitivity and swelling. If left untreated, pulp damage can lead to abscesses or pus filled infections, and eventually tooth loss.
At Family Dentistry HB, we have endodontic specialists that take every measure to ensure our patient’s maximum comfort throughout the procedure. If you are experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity or swelling, it is important not to delay treatment.