Cosmetic dentistry

Root canal therapy is a tooth’s last hope.

Pulpitis, commonly known as toothaches, are responsible for putting your pearly whites in this peril. When pulpitis has raged its infectious damage within your tooth, the tissue must be removed before the effects are irreversible. The team at Elite Dental is proud to offer this tooth-saving service.

Patients can trust their teeth are in good hands with endodontist Hossein Edalat, DDS, Dr. Azi, and the rest of the Elite Dental team. Endodontists are dentists who have special training and education in the treatment of the interior of teeth. An endodontist is the best person to perform your root canal therapy, and, in Fountain Valley, the best endodontist is Dr. Edalat at Elite Dental.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Endodontics, also known as “root canal” in Fountain Valley, CA, and commonly referred to simply as “root canals”, is the procedure or series of procedures in which an endodontist removes and replaces the contents of an infected tooth. Within each tooth is a pulp chamber, full of nerves and sensitive tissue. These spaces are vulnerable to infection and threaten the entire oral structure once compromised. It’s in a patient’s best interest to treat these infections as soon as possible.

Performing root canals in Fountain Valley, CA is simple when you’re an experienced endodontist like Dr. Edalat. First, he anesthetizes the area, so the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, he opens the tooth and removes the infected material. After ensuring all infectious pulp has been evacuated, he replaces it with a body-safe synthetic. Once the tooth is sealed with a crown, and all anesthetics or sedatives have worn off, the patient is ready to go about their day.

When to Extract

Dr. Azi and Dr. Edalat will analyze your condition to determine the likelihood of your tooth surviving. In some cases, the effort of root canal therapy may not be worth it; this is especially true if the tooth is projected to not survive the procedure.

Although this isn’t entirely uncommon, most people will have noticeable symptoms before the infection progresses to this stage. As always, visit Elite Dental every six months for a check-up and examination. During these appointments, we can detect and preemptively treat any infections that may be developing unnoticed.

Save Your Aching Teeth with Elite Dental

Preserve your natural tooth structure with root canals in Fountain Valley from Dr. Edalat. As a trained professional, he understands the intricacies of tooth anatomy and can repair damage caused by decay. For more questions about this service, please give us a call. We look forward to working with you!

Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.