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Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)

Endodontist (Root Canal) Treatment in Pasadena

Experience relief from persistent toothaches and safeguard your smile with our expert endodontic care in Pasadena. If you’re battling ongoing tooth pain or worried about potential tooth loss due to infection or decay, consider our gentle and effective root canal treatments. Our dedicated team prioritizes your comfort, aiming to make your experience stress-free while preserving your natural teeth. Trust us to alleviate your discomfort and ensure a healthier, pain-free smile.

What is a Root Canal?

Imagine a tiny tunnel inside your tooth. That’s the pulp chamber, home to nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth alive. When this delicate area becomes infected or inflamed, you experience that dreaded toothache. A root canal carefully removes the infected pulp, then cleans and seals the chamber, preventing further pain and complications.


Here are some signs that my indicate you need treatment:

      • Severe tooth pain, especially while chewing.
      • Sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers.
      • Swollen gums around a specific tooth.
      • Discoloration of darkening of the tooth.
      • A pimple-like bump on the gum near the tooth.
      • Tender or swollen lymph nodes in the neck.

Procedure Process

  1. Isolation: A rubber dam will be placed around the tooth to isolate it from the rest of your mouth and keep it dry.
  2. Access opening: Your dentist will create an opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber.
  3. Pulp removal: Using specialized instruments, your dentist will carefully remove the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the pulp chamber and root canals.
  4. Cleaning and shaping: The root canals will be thoroughly cleaned and shaped using small files and irrigating solutions to remove any remaining bacteria and debris.
  5. Filling: The root canals will be filled with a biocompatible material, usually gutta-percha, to seal them and prevent reinfection.
  6. Sealing: The access opening in the tooth will be sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.

After the procedure:

You may experience some mild soreness or discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. We may recommend a temporary crown to protect the tooth while it heals. You’ll likely need to return for a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to have the permanent crown placed.

Root canal treatment benefits:

Root canal therapy’s greatest benefit is pain relief. It removes the inflamed or infected pulp within your tooth. eliminating the throbbing, constant ache that can drastically affect your quality of life. This procedure allows your tooth to heal and regain his comfort.


More importantly, root canal therapy saves your tooth. In the past, a severely damaged or infected tooth meant extraction, but now you can preserve its natural function. This prevents the need for costly and complex procedures like bridges or implants down the line. Saving your tooth also benefits your overall oral health by maintaining tooth structure and alignment, preventing problems like shifting, misalignment, and jawbone deterioration. Additionally, removing the infected pulp eliminates a potential source of bacteria, contributing to both oral and systemic health. Finally, a healthy, functional tooth allows you to chew efficiently and enjoy a variety of foods. Not to mention, saving your tooth with root canal therapy can boost your confidence and maintain your natural smile.


Overall, root canal therapy is a valuable dental procedure that can alleviate pain, preserve your natural tooth, and contribute to your oral health and overall well-being. While it may not always be the most pleasant experience, the benefits it offers make it a worthwhile option for saving a tooth and maintaining a healthy smile.

Why Choose Art of Smiles for Your Root Canal Therapy?

At our dental office, our expert endodontists combine years of mastery with cutting-edge technology to paint a picture of perfect dental health. We prioritize your comfort with compassionate care and pain management, ensuring your convenience with our Pasadena location. By wielding advanced tools like cone beam CT scans and dental microscopes, we create a smoother, more precise treatment experience, transforming even complex root canals into a masterpiece of optimal results.


Remember, early intervention is key to successful root canal therapy. So, don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms. We’re here to help you conquer toothaches and preserve your smile! Schedule an appointment today or call us at 626-415-4411

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