Dr. Irene George, DDS
1001 Pacific St. Suite E
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 747 - 1794
Fax: (831) 920 - 1471
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are performed to prevent tooth extraction when teeth are salvageable.
When the inner soft tissue of a tooth becomes damaged, infected, or inflamed. Root canal therapy must be initiated.
Once the damaged tissue is removed, the canals are filled then crown is placed to protect it and restore its function.
Signs you may need root canal therapy:
Includes pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, and discoloration of the tooth.
Sometimes the nerve is already dead but the tooth is still asymptomatic. that can be evidently seen with heavy grinders or history of an old time trauma.
In some cases, Dr. George will work together with a root canal specialist, or endodontist, to facilitate the best results possible.