If you have a tooth that has become extremely painful when you eat something hot or cold, you may have a tooth that is infected in the center. If this is the case, you will need to have root canal therapy. At this point, you will definitely benefit from making an appointment at our endodontic practice, Apex Endodontics, to meet with our endodontist, Dr. Ro, for a Pomona root canal.
A root canal procedure is performed for one reason and one reason only – to save the life of the tooth. If a tooth is infected in the center, or has damaged pulp, it will never get better by itself unless it receives this treatment. If a root canal procedure is not performed, the tooth will only become more infected and will eventually fall out on its own. This is never a good way to proceed because infection from the tooth is very painful, and can also spread to other parts of your mouth or even to other parts of your body. Our dentist will be able to examine your particular situation and let you know whether or not a root canal procedure should be successful. Our endodontist will then be able to perform a Pomona root canal, which is generally successful in about 90% of cases. During the root canal treatment, our endodontist will gain access to the center of the tooth and remove all infected pulp. The tooth and root canal system will then be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent future reinfection. An endodontic root canal procedure can be performed in one or two office visits. It is performed while our patient remains perfectly comfortable with the aid of local anesthetic. At our endodontic practice, our patient’s comfort and safety is always our number one concern.
For an appointment to meet with our endodontist for a Pomona root canal, contact us today.