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Root Canals

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Apex Dentistry


Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a specialized dental procedure aimed at saving a severely infected or damaged tooth. At Apex Dentistry, under the expert care of Dr. Mojgan Salehi and our skilled dental team, we offer advanced root canal therapy to relieve pain, preserve natural teeth, and restore oral health.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the pulp, the innermost layer of the tooth containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, or dental infection. During the procedure, Dr. Salehi carefully removes the infected or damaged pulp, cleans and disinfects the root canal space, and seals it to prevent further infection.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

• Severe tooth pain, especially when biting or chewing
• Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
• Swelling or tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth
• Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
• Pus drainage or abscess formation around the tooth

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Pain Relief

By removing the infected pulp and alleviating pressure on the nerves, root canal therapy effectively relieves tooth pain and discomfort.

Preservation of Natural Teeth

Rather than extracting the tooth, root canal therapy allows you to preserve your natural tooth structure, maintaining proper chewing function and aesthetics.

Prevention of Further Complications

Root canal therapy prevents the spread of infection to neighboring teeth and surrounding tissues, reducing the risk of more serious oral health problems.

Long-Term Success

With proper care and maintenance, a tooth treated with root canal therapy can last a lifetime, providing durable and reliable function.


We accommodate emergencies and welcome walk-ins

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Dr. Salehi will perform a thorough examination, including X-rays, to assess the extent of the infection and determine if root canal therapy is necessary.

Dr. Salehi will create a small access opening in the tooth and carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp using specialized instruments.

Once the root canal is cleaned, it is filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha and sealed to prevent reinfection.

Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience during the procedure.

The root canal space is thoroughly cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to remove any remaining bacteria and debris.

After root canal therapy, a dental crown or filling may be placed to restore the tooth’s strength, function, and appearance.

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