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Endodontic Treatments

"Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatment is one type of endodontic treatment.

Endodontic therapy is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The goal of root canal treatment is to save the tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp, treating any infection, and filling the empty root canals with a material called gutta percha. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or an infected tooth may have to be extracted.

Having root canal treatment on a tooth does not mean that the tooth will need to be pulled out in a few years. Once a tooth is treated, it almost always will last the rest of your life.

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If you would like more information on endodontic treatment, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Dr. Kanthi

Our goal is to impress you with our thoroughness and detailed personal service with each visit! We want you to be so impressed that you refer family and friends to experience our genuine care.

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Our Locations:

Allure Dental Spa

17842 Irvine Blvd
Suite 104
Tustin, CA 92780

Kanthi Appannagari, DDS

26831 Aliso Creek Rd,
Suite 202
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Allure Cosmetic & Family

6755 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Suite 218
San Diego, CA 92121