At In Motion Dentists, our philosophy is simple: We believe in saving our patients’ natural teeth whenever possible. Even when teeth become badly damaged or decayed, there may still be options for undoing the damage and preserving your beautiful, natural smile. In particular, a root canal can be one of the best options for saving a tooth.
In Motion Dentists performs root canals at our practice in La Verne, CA. We have ample experience and a great track record of serving our patients’ needs, and with our insurance and financing options, we work to make the treatment convenient for you. We invite you to learn more about our approach to root canals.
What is a Root Canal?
If a root canal is recommended, it usually indicates that you have an infection that is on or near the nerve of the tooth. This usually will result in severe and persistent pain in that tooth. In order to salvage the tooth, a root canal must be performed. A root canal involves removing the nerve of the tooth that has become infected. Through a root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the infection while preserving the tooth around it. The goal of a root canal is not only to save the tooth but to prevent future contamination. Depending on the severity of your case, it is important to note that teeth treated with a root canal will require a crown. A crown is required if the tooth has become brittle or broken down due to the infection. The crown will protect the remaining natural tooth structure.