Endodontics Specialist

Ace Dental Specialties

Oral Surgery located in Fullerton, CA

If you experience a toothache, tooth discoloration, a large crack, or swelling, you can turn to the expert endodontics team at Ace Dental Specialties in Fullerton, California. They specialize in root canal treatment to restore a decaying or infected tooth and prevent it from falling out. Schedule an appointment with Ace Dental Specialties by phone or online to find out if endodontics treatment is right for you.

Endodontics Q&A

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry in which your provider evaluates, diagnoses, and treats problems with the inside of your tooth, or its pulp, and tissue surrounding a tooth’s root. Root canals are a common type of endodontics treatment that can save an infected tooth from becoming loose or falling out.

What are signs I might need a root canal?

Common sign and symptoms of tooth decay or infection include:

  • Toothache
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • A visible hole in your tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Pain with chewing
  • Swelling or pus
  • A crack in your tooth

At the first sign of tooth pain or infection, see the Ace Dental Specialties team. They can evaluate your teeth to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Is a root canal right for me?

When you arrive at Ace Dental Specialties for an evaluation, friendly staff members greet you. They ask about your oral health history and symptoms, and look at your teeth and gums. Your dentist reviews the results from your dental X-rays to find out how severe tooth decay or damage is.

What should I expect during endodontics treatment?

During the first step of getting a root canal, your dentist numbs the treatment area so you can avoid discomfort. They drill a hole in the top part of your tooth to gain access to the inside of the tooth, or its pulp. Your provider cleans out decay and bacteria using specialized dental tools.

They fill in the empty space with dental materials to strengthen your tooth and prevent future problems. Your dentist seals the opening of the tooth and might cover it with a filling. They digitally scan your mouth so a dental lab can create a custom-fit crown, or tooth-colored cap, that fits over your newly restored tooth to strengthen it.

During a subsequent appointment, your dentist bonds the new, custom-fit crown to your tooth. Properly care for your teeth at home by brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and not chewing on hard objects. See the Ace Dental Specialties team every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.

At the first sign of tooth decay or pain, schedule an appointment with Ace Dental Specialties over the phone or use the online booking tool today.