Endodontic Therapy Los Angeles
Endodontic therapy, also called root canal therapy, is performed to eliminate infected pulp from inside teeth so that they can remain in the mouth. By receiving a root canal, patients can avoid issues caused by missing teeth, such as shifting of other teeth, heightened risks of tooth decay and gum disease and jaw bone resorption, which can ruin facial appearance. At the same time, treatment from our Los Angeles endodontic therapy expert can let patients avoid needing costly tooth replacements that would become advisable if extraction were performed.
The benefits of visiting our expert in endodontic therapy in Los Angeles include elimination of pain from an infected nerve and protection from future infection in the treated tooth. By having the natural tooth remain in place with a crown after root canal treatment, patients continue to enjoy the same looks and chewing ability to which they are accustomed. If infection ever does re-occur, patients can receive retreatment from our dentist.
Los Angeles Endodontic Therapy
Endodontic therapy begins with a consultation to review medical history and outline the goals of treatment. During the procedure, the treatment area is numbed to prevent pain from occurring. Our expert in endodontic therapy in Los Angeles begins by drilling a hole in the tooth and removing the infected pulp. In the newly empty root canal, our dentist places medicated packing material to guard against future infection. Finally, our dentist seals the hole, fills it and places a crown over all of it for protection against saliva and other possible sources of infection.
Patients who are suffering pain due to deep tooth decay or physical damage affecting the nerve of a tooth can visit our Los Angeles endodontic therapy expert for immediate relief and major long-term benefits. To learn more about endodontic therapy and its uses, patients can schedule a consultation with our endodontist in Los Angeles.
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