Root Canal Therapy Fountain Valley
If the pulp tissue in a tooth’s root canal becomes infected, it can lead to the death of the entire tooth. This can be prevented with root canal therapy at our Fountain Valley, California dental practice. Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen and our team of skilled dental professionals take great care to offer root canal therapy with maximum comfort and safety.
Don’t let infection lead to worse pain and tooth extraction. Contact Dr. Mortensen today in order to schedule an appointment for an oral examination and to get more information about root canal therapy. It is our top priority to offer Fountain Valley-area patients quality dental care.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
While many tooth replacement treatments exist, such as dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges, there really is no substitute for your natural healthy teeth. Root canal therapy is necessary to saving a natural tooth when its pulp becomes infected. The tooth is also cleaned, disinfected, and sealed during root canal therapy, preventing further infection.
The Root Canal Procedure
During root canal therapy, local anesthesia is typically used to promote patient comfort. Dr. Mortensen also offers oral conscious sedation to help our patients overcome any dental phobia concerns. After a patient is completely relaxed, Dr. Mortensen will drill a small hole in the tooth to access the root canal. The infected pulp tissue will be removed and the entire root canal thoroughly disinfected. When the tooth is completely cleaned, it will be permanently sealed and crowned in order to prevent future infection. Root canal therapy is critical to preventing future, more painful, and more expensive oral health conditions.
Contact Dr. Mortensen About Root Canal Therapy
If you want to learn more and find out if you could benefit from root canal therapy, contact our practice in Fountain Valley today to schedule a private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mortensen. We are 100% committed to the oral health of our California patients.