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Save an infected tooth using root canal therapy

If you have an infected or severely damaged tooth, Dr. David Seccombe of Claremont, California’s Courtyard Dentistry, may recommend a procedure known as a root canal. While the idea of a root canal might sound scary, it is a routine procedure performed by our team. or a specialist, to save a tooth from permanent extraction.

What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy, sometimes called endodontics, is a way to save an infected tooth. The root canal dentist removes the infected or dead pulp tissue from inside the tooth, cleans out any debris and bacteria, and then fills and seals the space. The procedure is designed to preserve your natural tooth while also protecting it against future infection.

Is root canal therapy right for me?

Root canal therapy can be a very successful way to treat an infected tooth. However, you may require additional treatments to maintain your healthy smile. Additionally, root canal treatment does not always provide complete relief of symptoms. Some patients may experience ongoing discomfort or sensitivity for several weeks after their procedure. You must follow up with Dr. David Seccombe regularly after a root canal to ensure optimal oral health.

Can my dentist perform a root canal?

Root canals are typically done by a dental specialist called an endodontist, who has had special training in root canal procedures. However, some dentists have also been trained to provide quality root canals. Dr. David Seccombe is a highly experienced and skilled dentist who offers comprehensive endodontic treatments in appropriate cases for his patients at Courtyard Dentistry. He does an excellent job of ensuring you are comfortable during your treatment and provides the best results possible!

Schedule an appointment today!

If you think you might need a root canal procedure or would like to learn more about it, please contact us at Courtyard Dentistry of Claremont, CA, today! Dr. David Seccombe and his team would be happy to answer any questions and help you decide if a root canal is right for you.

The office is located at 101 N Indian Hill Blvd, Ste C1-205, Claremont, CA 91711, and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (909) 347-5362.

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Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.


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