Pasadena Microscopic Endodontics is located in Pasadena CA. Endodontist, Dr. Armen Hartoonian, provides the following procedures in our office:
Dr. Hartoonian has been practicing dentistry since 1980. He practiced as a general dentist for several years in San Fernando Valley before specializing in endodontics – a dental specialty devoted solely to the diagnosis and treatment of root canal related diseases. He was trained at Case Western Reserve University in the specialty of endodontics and holds a master’s degree in dental science from the same institution.
Endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. In the center of your tooth is dental pulp. Pulp is a connective tissue composed of fine capillaries and nerve fibers. Inflammation of the pulp can be caused by trauma, deep decay, cracks, fractures, extensive dental procedures or ageing degeneration. Symptoms such as sensitivity to hot, cold, sweets, spontaneous pain, and throbbing pain especially at nights are often associated with irreversible pulpal disease.