Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal in Fountain Valley
While toothaches and sensitivity may be easy to ignore, these symptoms can indicate more serious dental issues. At Elite Dental
, we provide comprehensive care to get to the bottom of your dental pain. By working with an in-house endodontic specialist, our Fountain Valley dentist Dr. Azi Ashtiany can offer a number of solutions for your damaged and painful teeth, including root canal therapy and surgery for infected or abscessed teeth.
Why do I need a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy is required to salvage severely damaged or infected teeth. There are a number of factors that can compromise teeth, such as oral trauma, fracture, or cracks. All of these can provide bacteria with an entry point into teeth. Once bacteria enters tooth pulp, it quickly, causing pain and sensitivity. If left untreated, the bacteria can spread past the roots of the tooth, forming abscesses.
In addition to being painful, abscesses and minor infections come with a number of other oral health consequences, from facial swelling to bone loss at the tip of the root. Root canals provide a comprehensive solution for removing bacteria and decayed tissue, while preserving your natural tooth.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
At Elite Dental, we believe that comprehensive care aided by innovative technology is the key to successful recovery from infections and abscesses for better long-term oral health. To provide patients with optimal results, all endodontic procedures
are performed by Dr. Hossein Edalat, Elite Dental’s resident endodontist.
The root canal procedure
is fairly simple. After the infected pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. It is then filled and sealed with biocompatible material. The tooth is restored using either a filling or crown. At Elite Dental, we have found crowns to be an economically-savvy solution for restoring full dental function and aesthetic to teeth treated with root canals.
For certain patients, root canal therapy may include extensive treatment. In situations where the root of the tooth is also infected, Dr. Ashtiany may recommend apical surgery
. During this procedure, infected tissue and the end of the tooth root are removed, thereby eliminating all bacteria. Similar to routine root canals, a small filling is used to seal off the canal and a few stitches close the treatment site.
Root Canal Therapy in Fountain Valley
If you are experiencing tooth pain and other symptoms of an infected tooth,contact Elite Dental today. Dr. Ashtiany and resident endodontic specialist Dr. Edalat are dedicated to helping each patient restore their smile and reestablish their oral health with root canal therapy.
In the last fifteen years for both non-surgical and surgical endodontics, there has been an explosion of new technologies, new instruments and new materials. These developments have improved the precision with which endodontics can be performed. The most important revolution has been the introduction and then the widespread adoption of the operating microscope. Its introduction into dentistry in the last fifteen years, particularly in endodontics, has revolutionized how endodontics is practiced worldwide.
The introduction of the operating microscope has changed both non-surgical and surgical endodontics. In non-surgical endodontics, every challenge existing in the straight portion of the root canal system, even if located in the most apical part, can be easily seen and managed
competently under the microscope. In surgical endodontics, it is possible to carefully examine the apical segment of the root-end and perform an apical resection of the root without an exaggerated bevel, thereby making Class I cavity
preparations along the longitudinal axis of the root easy to perform.