Root Canal Therapy

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

• Pain (similar to a toothache) that occurs whenever you’re biting or chewing
• Discoloration (darkening) of a single tooth
• Swelling and tenderness in the gums around a specific tooth
• Serious sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures that persists even after the source is removed

If one or more of these describe your current dental situation, then you might be in need of root canal therapy to restore full health to the tooth in question and save it from needing to be extracted. Dental damage and decay usually happens to all of us at one time or another; what makes the difference is that you have a skilled and welcoming dental team to help you through it like the one at Bloomfield Dental Center! Cerritos dentist Dr. Ihaab Guerguis understands how frustrating it can be to have to keep track of outside offices in addition to a general practice in order to receive the comprehensive care your pearly whites need. That’s why he offers the expertise of several specialists at his office as a way to respect your valuable time and simplify your treatments. Dr. Esdal, our in-office endodontist, can provide root canal therapy to patients and ensure that their smiles stay whole, healthy, and completely natural for years to come.

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post root canal treatment
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Root Canal Treatment
  • 33 year old female with swelling and pain to chewing in the upper left despite root canal retreatment.
  • Apical surgery, bone grafting, and biopsy were performed on tooth #14.
  • The patient's chronic apical abscess completely resolved, her pain is gone, and she is able to chew normally again.
Pre Root Canal Treatment
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Post Root Canal Treatment
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Root Canal Treatment
  • 48 year old female with spontaneous severe dull pain especially to cold, hot, and sweets for several weeks, increasing intensity and frequency in the past week after treatment for a deep cavity.
  • Tooth #17 had a deep filling and extremely curved roots. Root canal treatment was performed, and the patient's pain went away.
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30 RETX post Root canal treatment
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Root Canal Treatment
  • 45 year old male planning a new crown on tooth #30 due to a new deep cavity. The original root canal treatment was done 20 years ago.
  • The root fillings are short, and the canals are blocked. Retreatment of tooth #19 was done to prior to crown replacement. Using a microscope and specialized tools, we were able to clean all the way down the root.

How does root canal therapy work?

The term “root canal” refers to the inside of your tooth, where nerves and pulp are stored. These small canals help carry nutrients to this delicate area, as well as expel waste. Problems occur when either a serious injury or a severe area of decay expose an opening where dangerous bacteria can crawl in and infect these canals. Don’t worry, though, our team in Cerritos are here to combat the problem quickly and effectively.

First, we will create an opening in the affected tooth and thoroughly clean out the diseased pulp and bacteria. Then, we’ll seal the area so as to prevent any further infection. Finally, in most cases, we will create a personalized crown in order to restore the tooth’s complete structure. Once we’re finished, many patients aren’t able to tell there was ever a problem in the first place!
While root canal therapy has unfairly earned a bad reputation over the years, it’s actually a very safe and incredibly effective procedure that has a high success rate! Plus, with today’s technology and anesthesia options, it’s reported to hurt no more than receiving a common filling does.
Here at Bloomfield Dental Center, our patients come first, no questions asked. Contact our Cerritos, CA office today to schedule an appointment!Dr. Guerguis can’t wait to provide you with a positive, welcoming atmosphere, a team of friendly, skilled professionals, and a wide variety of services designed to meet even the most complex dental needs. We also serve Cerritos, Artesia, La Palma, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Norwalk, Cypress and all surrounding cities

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