Root Canals Los Angeles
Root canal is performed when damage to the pulp inside a tooth is too severe to leave the tooth in place without treatment. Although this situation often results from untreated tooth decay, it can also occur due to physical trauma. By visiting our expert in root canals in Los Angeles for prompt treatment, patients can put an end to the pain accompanying this condition and avoid needing extraction and tooth replacements.
Services provided by our Los Angeles root canals expert are valuable for a variety of situations. For example, root canal may become essential when tooth decay-related infections develop abscesses or after chips or cracks expose the nerve of a tooth. In some cases, past injuries that did not require treatment at the time may later need root canal as tooth condition worsens. In addition to stopping pain right away, root canal treatment helps protect against future infection and damage.
Los Angeles Root Canals
The number of appointments required for root canal treatment can vary based on individual factors. To begin treatment, our Los Angeles root canals expert numbs the area around the damaged tooth and protects the rest of the mouth with a shield. Using an X-ray for reference, our dentist drills into the appropriate location on the tooth and extracts the infected tissue. Finally, our dentist puts medicated material inside the tooth, places a filling and covers the tooth with a crown for protection.
After treatment from our expert in root canals in Los Angeles, patients may receive antibiotics and pain relievers to prevent post-treatment infection and discomfort. If the tooth becomes infected again in the future, our dentist can perform retreatment to resolve the problem. Patients can schedule an appointment with our Los Angeles endodontist to learn more about root canal treatment and its benefits.
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