Root Canal Therapy Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles root canal therapy expert treats teeth in order to save them from extraction after they have become damaged by tooth decay or physical trauma. By removing the infected pulp and nerve inside the tooth, our dentist stops pain and prevents the infection from progressing further. Here is more about what necessitates root canal treatment and how the procedure is performed by our dentist.
Root canal is performed by our endodontist in Los Angeles to stop acute and long-term symptoms of pulp infections and help patients avoid tooth loss and its complications. Severe pain can result when tooth roots are left exposed by physical damage, particularly when teeth become infected. When infection occurs, patients can visit our dentist to relieve the pain and avoid problems associated with missing teeth, which include teeth shifting, jaw bone resorption and higher risks of tooth decay and gum disease.
Los Angeles Root Canal Therapy
Our expert in root canal therapy in Los Angeles begins by taking note of symptoms and performing X-rays to determine the location and severity of the infection. Once treatment begins, our Los Angeles root canal therapy expert anesthetizes the area and places a shield around it to prevent the infection from spreading during the procedure. Next, our dentist uses a drill to make a hole in the tooth through which the infected pulp can be extracted. After filling the space, our dentist seals it with a filling and caps the tooth with a crown to guard against future damage.
Our expert in root canal therapy in Los Angeles often prescribes pain relievers and antibiotics to patients for use during recovery. Although root canal treatment offers protection against future infections, re-occurrence occurs rarely and can be addressed with retreatment by our endodontist in Los Angeles. At a consultation with our endodontist, patients can learn more about root canal treatment and discuss its potential value for them.
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