ROOt Canal

Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, you may need a root canal treatment right away. At A.R.C. Dental Health, we are dedicated to getting you the smile you've always wanted!

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is performed in order to remove infected pulp. The pulp is located in the center of your tooth, and is composed of blood vessels, tissue and nerves. Once this gets infected, you may experience sharp pain.

Do you Need a Root Canal?

You may need a Root Canal if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Tender gums
  • Soreness on one side of the face
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Sensitive teeth

How Does it Work?

A root canal works by removing the infected pulp from the tooth. A small drill extracts the pulp and the canal is cleansed and sealed to strengthen the tooth. Depending on your tolerance for pain, you will be provided with local or general anesthesia to alleviate discomfort.

Do You Need a Root Canal in West Covina?

We are committed to getting you the smile you want. With a beautiful, confident smile, there are no limits to what you can do. Contact us today to make an appointment!

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dental faqs

Swap Your Tooth Brush

Approximately every three months, you should swap out your tooth brush for a fresh one. Misshapen bristles don’t provide as thorough of a cleaning and can result in more damage.

See Your Dentist Twice a Year

It may come as a shock that you should see your dentist so often! But, when you come in for a regular visit twice a year, or every six months, we’re able to track your progress and prevent any potential issues.

Ask About Sealants

Children aren’t the only ones prone to cavities. Adults can benefit from cavity prevention measures if they are having issues maintaining their oral health. If cavities are something you struggle with, sealants may be able to offer protection at any age.

Oral Health Reflects Overall Health

Eating mouth-healthy foods, avoiding bad habits like drinking and smoking, and more lifestyle behaviors can be reflected in your mouth. By maintaining a healthy and happy life, you’re more likely to show off a beautiful smile.

Use Fluoridated Products

Unless our dentist has stated otherwise for your specific needs, you should always use fluoridated mouth products at home. This’ll help you keep strong teeth that can fend off daily wear and tear.

Protect Your Teeth from Injury

Think about how much your teeth go through in a day. By donning a mouthguard at night – or even during the day – you can defend your teeth against grinding, as well as other forms of tension.

Don’t Forget Your Gums

We always talk about brushing our teeth, but a lot of oral health concerns are rooted in the gums. Flossing and paying attention to your periodontal health can spare you from needing restorative measures in the future.