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The outer layer on each of your teeth made up of a durable substance known as tooth enamel. Its mineral density is what gives your teeth the structural integrity to perform their basic function, while also protecting the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. But it isn’t impervious to damage or decay.

When a cavity or some form of dental trauma compromises the enamel and affects the dentin or pulp of the tooth, the pain can be severe. If this is the case for you, it is time to make an appointment with our endodontist, Dr. Amir Nikraz. Our team can assess your problem and recommend a course of treatment. In many situations, our team may recommend a root canal. Also known as endodontic therapy, this mode of treatment will effectively remove any compromised tissues from within the tooth. Once this is done, Dr. Amir Nikraz can talk with you about covering the tooth with a dental crown, helping ensure healthy, comfortable function for years to come.

If you are in the San Clemente, California, area and you are experiencing a toothache, call 949-366-1177 to plan your visit with the endodontic specialists at Artistic Dentistry.