Endodontic Treatments Los Angeles
Patients whose teeth are at risk of extraction because of pulp infections can visit our Los Angeles endodontic treatments expert for root canal treatment. In addition to stopping the pain that these infections can cause, endodontic treatment helps patients avoid losing these teeth and suffering the resulting complications, which can include teeth shifting, tooth decay, gum disease and jaw bone loss. As an alternative to tooth replacement, endodontic treatment often costs less and can be preferable in terms of appearance and functionality.
Patients receive several benefits from having their infected teeth treated by our expert in endodontic treatments in Los Angeles. Because root canal treatment is often finished with placement of a crown, treated teeth are actually stronger afterwards and support a natural-looking smile. Jaw bone loss, which commonly occurs after tooth extraction even if certain tooth replacements are used, can cause patients to suffer a loss of looks. Finally, patients who suffer re-infection can benefit from retreatment by our dentist.
Los Angeles Endodontic Treatments
Our Los Angeles endodontic treatments expert begins root canals by numbing the treatment area. Next, our dentist drills a hole in the tooth for extraction of the pulp. Once the pulp is removed, medicated packing material is put in its place to help prevent re-occurrence of the infection. To keep saliva and other potential carriers of infection out of the tooth in the future, our dentist seals it with a special barrier, places a filling and caps the tooth with a crown. The crown adds structural stability to the tooth and preserves its appearance.
Our Los Angeles endodontist relieves the pain of pulp infections and protects teeth from future problems by treating them with endodontic therapy. At a consultation with our expert in endodontic treatments in Los Angeles, patients can learn more about the advantages of this treatment and find out if it may benefit them.