Root canal therapy may be necessary if the pulp inside of a tooth becomes diseased or infected. During root canal treatment, our dentist removes the infected pulp. The following can cause diseased pulp:

  • A deep cavity
  • Repeated dental procedures
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • Injury to the tooth

If you have any of the following symptoms, Dr. Scott G. Lamming may recommend a root canal in San Juan Capistrano, California:

  • Severe toothache
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of a tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums
  • A persistent pimple on the gums

Our dentist performs root canal therapy to save a tooth that is badly infected or decayed. To prepare for the root canal, Dr. Scott G. Lamming takes an X-ray to see the shape of the tooth roots. During the procedure, the tooth’s pulp is removed. To accomplish this, an access hole is drilled into the tooth. After the root canal is cleaned of infected material and debris, the tooth is sealed. A sealer paste and rubber compound are used on the interior of the tooth and a filling is used to close the access hole.

Please feel free to contact the office of Scott G. Lamming, DDS with any questions or to schedule a consultation.