Advanced Endodontic Care for Healthy Teeth in Irvine

Irvine Tooth Cafe & Orthodontics specializes in endodontics, the dental specialty focusing on the treatment of the dental pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. Our expert team is dedicated to preserving your natural teeth and alleviating pain through advanced root canal therapy.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics involves treating the inside of the tooth, primarily through root canal therapy. It is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected due to decay, repeated dental procedures, or injury.

The Root Canal Treatment Process

Root canal therapy involves:

  • Removing the infected or inflamed pulp.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth.
  • Filling and sealing the space to prevent further infection.
  • Restoring the tooth with a crown or filling for protection and functionality.

Recovery and Care After Endodontic Treatment

After a root canal treatment:

  • You may experience mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
  • It's important to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until it's fully restored.
  • Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are crucial for the long-term success of the treatment.

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