Endodontics Specialist

Avion Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & Dental Implant Providers located in Chino Hills, Chino Hills, CA

When you have an infected tooth, you may be able to prevent the need for extraction with the comprehensive endodontics services available at Avion Dental in Chino Hills, California. Experienced dentist Robert Kim, DDS, and the dental team offer in-office root canals to remove the infected tissue, relieve your tooth pain, and prevent the loss of your natural tooth. Call Avion Dental to schedule an endodontics consultation or book an appointment online today.

Endodontics Q&A

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is a focus of dentistry that addresses the tissues and pulp surrounding the roots of your teeth.

A common endodontics treatment the Avion Dental team offers is a root canal, a procedure to treat tooth decay that reaches the pulp, or innermost layer of your tooth. The decay can lead to inflammation and infection in the pulp that causes swelling and pain.

The goal of a root canal is to remove the decayed, infected tissues from around the roots and pulp of your tooth. This treatment preserves your natural tooth’s structure and reduces the likelihood you’ll need a tooth extraction.

When would I need a root canal?

The Avion Dental team might recommend a root canal if you have one or more teeth with severe decay that results in an infection. By having a root canal, you can save your natural tooth and treat the underlying infection that’s causing your pain.

Signs of a tooth infection can include:

  • Swelling
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth pain when chewing
  • Increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold

The dental team can determine if you have an infection during a physical exam and by ordering imaging tests like digital X-rays and 3D X-rays.

What happens during a root canal?

To keep you comfortable during your root canal, the Avion Dental team can use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.

Using special dental tools, the team removes the diseased or decayed tissue from your tooth. They clean and disinfect the pulp chamber before filling it with gutta-percha, a purified latex material that comes from the Malaysian percha tree.

After filling your tooth, the Avion Dental team uses an adhesive cement to seal the tooth and then places a crown over the top of your tooth.

You might have some increased tooth sensitivity and soreness after your endodontics treatment as your tooth starts healing from the infection. The dental team can recommend improvements you can make to your routine dental care to prevent new infections and the need for additional root canals.

If you need treatment for an infected tooth, schedule an endodontics consultation online or by calling Avion Dental today.