Root Canal Endodontics Specialist

Huy Nguyen, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Hummingbird Dental Group

Huy Nguyen, DDS

General Dentistry located in Downtown, Anaheim, CA

You don’t have to let an infected tooth root cause you pain and threaten your dental health when root canal therapy and personalized endodontic care is available. At Hummingbird Dental Group in Anaheim, California, Huy Nguyen, DDS, and the team have ample experience performing successful root canals. Don’t just deal with the pain or hope your infected tooth root will get better, seek professional high-caliber care at Hummingbird Dental Group. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Root Canal Endodontics

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of the pulp inside your teeth.

Tiny canals containing blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves are found inside your tooth. This inner area is called the pulp, and if it becomes infected, you can experience severe pain.

Why would I need endodontic care?

You might not know you have a problem with the inner structures of your teeth or you could experience pain or other symptoms, such as:

  • Sensitivity when consuming cold or hot foods or beverages
  • Swelling in the soft tissues around certain teeth
  • Pain in your teeth when chewing or applying pressure
  • Severe discoloration that won’t respond to traditional teeth-whitening methods

A cracked tooth or a tooth with a prior root canal can become painful and you might need endodontic care. Your dentist at Hummingbird Dental Group can often treat and save a tooth with infected pulp by performing a root canal.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is an effective and safe orthodontic dental procedure where your dentist removes the infected pulp of your tooth. The pulp is replaced with a biocompatible material to retain your internal tooth structure, so your tooth maintains optimal appearance and function.

During tooth growth and development, your tooth pulp is necessary, and it contains nerves and blood vessels. But once your tooth has completely matured, infected pulp can be removed and still retain the integrity of the tooth.

What happens during a root canal?

With a root canal, your dentist first numbs the area around your affected tooth and makes a small hole in your tooth. The infected area is removed and cleaned, and a dental solution is placed inside to kill bacteria.

Your dentist adds a special dental rubbery material to fill in the area where the infected pulp was and seals the site to complete your root canal therapy. You may be fitted with a natural-looking crown to protect the vulnerable tooth.

To discover if a root canal is the right choice for a painful tooth, call the compassionate dental experts of Hummingbird Dental Group or book via the web.