Endodontics in Near You

The experts at Greg Campbell, DDS, have a number of solutions for repairing and protecting your decayed or injured teeth so that they can become healthy and fully functional again. Sometimes, however, decay or injury is so significant that your only option is a root canal, which is a form of endodontic treatment.

Illustration of root canal therapy

When you go in for an endodontic treatment near you, your dentist will remove the infected soft issue — also known as pulp — of your tooth in order to preserve the healthy part and prevent further spread of infection. They will then clean the tooth, fill it with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha, and seal it back up.

Receiving a root canal can prevent tooth loss, eliminate pain, and save your smile. What used to be a painful and uncomfortable process is now relatively quick, easy, painless, and effective. Root canals typically last a lifetime.

You should contact an endodontist near you about root canal therapy if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

• Severe pain that occurs quickly, particularly around the tooth
• Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers
• Severe pain when chewing
• Severe tooth decay or darkening of the gums
• Swelling and tenderness in the gums
• Abscess on the gums

If you’re in need of an endodontist in Long Beach, don’t hesitate. Contact Greg Campbell, DDS, and schedule your consultation today.

Root Canal
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.