Root Canal / Endodontics

The entire Barsoum Dental Care team is committed to the comfort and health of its valued patients. Since dental issues are often accompanied by serious pain and discomfort, many of our patients come to us in distress. Our Chino/Chino Hills and Upland endodontist services represent just one facet of our dedication to responsive, whole-patient dentistry.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure that removes infected pulp inside of a tooth. Then the root canal is cleaned, disinfected, and filled to seal the space.

When do you need a root canal?

Persistent aching, sharp pain, or cracking within a tooth may indicate that its pulp has become infected and requires a root canal procedure.

Why get a root canal procedure?

Before the development of the root canal procedure, infected teeth were viewed as serious threats to patients' health. Rather than risk more dire consequences, even the most experienced dentists would remove such teeth. Over the course of a lifetime, the typical person could expect to lose several teeth in this manner.

Our root canal treatment changes this calculation. The team at Barsoum Dental Care in Upland and Chino/Chino Hills, including four on-staff Upland endodontists with years of experience and "patient-first" philosophies of care, can quickly, safely and painlessly remove diseased tissue from within an infected tooth. After removal, they fill the revitalized, decontaminated tooth with an inert substance that preserves its structure and provides years of comfortable, complication-free chewing.

Benefits of Getting a Root Canal Procedure

True to our patient-first commitment, our root canal therapy offers clear benefits for your long-term health and comfort.

1

Eliminate Your Pain

Of course, one of the main goals of a root canal is to eliminate your root pain and soreness

2

Reduced Infection Risk

A root canal will dramatically reduce the risk of further infection

3

Natural Appearance

Preserving the natural appearance of the affected tooth -- giving you the confidence to flash your smile

4

Preserve Your Bite

Preserving or improving your bite force and chewing ability

5

Protecting Other Teeth

Root canals will also protect your adjacent teeth from infection

What to expect during your root canal treatment

Before Your Visit

When you visit Dr. Barsoum or one of our endodontists for a consultation, you'll receive a comprehensive oral exam that identifies the offending tooth and establishes a plan for an expedient, long-lasting solution. Before your root canal therapy, we'll take X-rays to determine the extent of the infection and ensure that the procedure is as direct as possible.

Day of the Procedure

You don't need to be nervous about your upcoming root canal. On the day of your therapy, your endodontist will use anesthesia that eliminates any associated pain. During treatment, the infected tooth's pulp will be removed, and the tooth's interior will be disinfected. Next, you'll receive a temporary sealant. Within a week or two, you'll return for a follow-up visit where the sealant is replaced with a comfortable, permanent filling.

Meet Our Endodontists

Dr. Edalat

Dr. Edalat obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Southern California (USC) in 2008. Dr. Edalat is a Board-eligible member of the American Board of Endodontists, and maintains active membership in numerous professional associations.

Dr. D. Craig Chen

Dr. D. Craig Chen attended UC Irvine for his undergraduate studies. He graduated from the USC School of Dentistry and also completed his endodontic residency there. For the last ten years, he has been a part-time faculty member at the USC School of Dentistry.

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