A root canal is an endodontic procedure designed to save the tooth and avoid further restorative work. Today's root canal techniques are efficient and nearly painless; our staff will help to put you at ease by answering your questions and discussing anesthesia options.
After sufficiently numbing your tooth, Dr. Levesque will make an opening in the top of the tooth to access the damaged pulp. He will remove the pulp, clean out the area, and either seal the hole or apply a temporary filling. This last step depends on your individual situation.
During your next office visit, we will X-ray the area to ensure that all affected pulp has been removed and then complete the filling and sealing process. This simple procedure has allowed countless of Dr. Levesque's patients to retain their natural teeth and alleviate the pain associated with infected dental pulp.
If you have pain in any part of your mouth, please do not hesitate to come see us. By delaying treatment, the problem and the pain will only worsen and require lengthier treatment. Dr. Levesque can help you to smile again through general dentistry techniques that include endodontics and periodontics. Ventura, Oxnard, and Santa Paula area residents can contact The Smile Shapers for an informative consultation with Dr. Levesque and his friendly staff.