Root Canal

Root Canal in Chino Hills

Get Root Canal Therapy at Chino Hills Family Dentistry

If you are looking to get root canal therapy in Chino Hills, you might be wondering if the treatment is painful. At Chino Hills Family Dentistry, Dr. Douglas Kim performs a quick and painless root canal procedure to save your tooth and minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Give us a call today to schedule a root canal!

What is a root canal?

A root canal treatment is performed to save a damaged or badly infected tooth instead of extracting it. Tooth damage and infection are caused by cavities, gum disease, and trauma. These issues can cause the pulp to get inflamed, infected, or damaged and a root canal will be the only treatment that makes sense.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

The main benefit of a root canal is saving the infected tooth from being extracted. Other benefits of this procedure include:

Eliminates pain caused by the infection or tooth damage
Prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth or gums

What should I expect during a root canal procedure?

The root canal procedure can take place in one office visit, or at times 2 or 3 visits depending on the condition of the tooth. The procedure may last 30-90 minutes. Your dentist will start by numbing the area surrounding the tooth with a local anesthetic. Then he/she will remove the crown of your tooth to expose the pulp chamber. If an abscess is found, your dentist may allow it to drain for a couple of days before moving on to the root canal treatment. Your dentist will examine the pulp and remove it if it’s severely damaged or dead. The canals will be cleaned to remove bacteria. A temporary filling until your permanent crown comes back from the lab. Once the crown is ready, your dentist will remove the temporary filling and cement the permanent one in place.

Think you might need a root canal in Chino Hills? Call our office at (909) 393-5300 or click the button below to schedule an appointment today!