Many people jump to the conclusion that they need a root canal if they experience any kind of tooth pain. If you are experiencing a toothache or other tooth pain, please call Pacific Dental Group at 559-324-9494 and make an appointment with Dr. Giai Pham, our dentist in Fresno, California. We will be able to assess your tooth and mouth to determine if you need root canal therapy or if another treatment is a better option for you.

Toothaches may occur for several reasons, including:

  • Food trapped between the teeth
  • Cavities
  • Chipping or cracking
  • Enamel erosion

In these scenarios, a root canal is not needed to resolve the problems. Our dentist could provide treatment by doing anything from cleaning your teeth to providing a filling, veneers or dental bonding. All of these treatments are less invasive than a root canal.

If our examination determines that your tooth is infected or that the damage reaches deep into the dental pulp, a root canal will most likely be necessary to save your tooth.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, give us a call today.