Root Canals Specialist


Steven H. Charng, DDS

General Dentist located in Arcadia, CA

At UDental’s Arcadia, California office, Dr. Steven Charng provides root canal treatment on the infected pulp inside the roots of your teeth. If your tooth is infected, you shouldn’t delay a root canal treatment. Without it, tooth decay can progress and damage surrounding teeth even to the point of losing them. If you’d like to learn more about root canal treatment, call or use the online scheduling tool today and set up a consultation.

Root Canals Q&A

What is a root canal?

A root canal removes damaged or infected pulp inside your tooth. It’s the most effective option for eliminating the pain and other symptoms that are typical of an inflamed pulp.

When inflammation invades the pulp inside your tooth, you need to have the pulp removed. Without treatment, the decay that strikes your tooth can extend elsewhere in your mouth.

How does root canal treatment work?

First, Dr. Charng evaluates you to make sure you need root canal treatment. If you do need one, it’s a straightforward procedure he does in-office.

He starts by numbing your tooth with a local anesthetic. Then he isolates your tooth to protect it from saliva and ensure that it stays dry and clean during the procedure.

After that, he uses surgical tools to create an opening in your tooth so he can get to the root. Using the latest innovations in titanium rotary instruments with Dentsply Vortex Blue or WaveOne Gold, Dr. Charng quickly and easily cleans your tooth’s infected, inflamed pulp. He also uses an antibacterial solution to clean away any remnants of the pulp and nerve.

Next, he refills your cleaned out tooth with a rubber-like material and seals it. After a few weeks, you’ll likely return to Dr. Charng’s office to get a crown fitted on the tooth, which strengthens it and ensures its long-term health.

What happens after root canal treatment?

After a root canal treatment, Dr. Charng’s top priority is making sure your treated tooth stays healthy and strong.

You need to continue brushing and flossing regularly to maintain robust oral health. Slacking off puts your treated tooth at risk for yet another infection.

Also, during scheduled follow-up visits, Dr. Charng may opt for X-rays to inspect your tooth and monitor any signs of infection.

If you’d like to know more about root canal treatment, call or use the online scheduling tool today and set up a consultation.