When severe decay or damage occurs, many people fear the loss of their tooth. However, thanks to a treatment commonly known as a root canal, Dr. Russell Cannon is generally able to save your tooth and restore your smile to good health. Root canal treatment is the process by which the inner portion of your tooth, which contains your nerve center, dental pulp, and blood vessels, is repaired and saved from infection and decay.

Decay to the inner portion of your tooth can cause a painful infection and eventually destroy the tooth and surrounding bone tissue. To complete a root canal, our dentist will numb your tooth, gently open it, and thoroughly clean the area. This includes removing all signs of decay and infected dental pulp. Once cleaned, the inner portion of your tooth is filled with an inert material that restores the structural integrity of your tooth. In order to seal the tooth, a dental filling or dental crown will be placed, depending on your individual needs.

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or tooth sensitivity, you may be in need of a root canal in Irvine, California. Do not wait any longer to get the help you need. Our dental team is here for you, and we invite you to call and schedule an appointment as soon as you are able. We look forward to helping you in any way we can.