Root Canal Specialist Los Angeles
When teeth are placed at risk of extraction by damage or decay, they often can be saved by our root canal specialist in Los Angeles. Our dentist accomplishes this by scraping the pulp out of these teeth and protecting them from future damage and infection. By saving these teeth, our dentist also helps patients avoid complications of tooth loss, including jaw bone deterioration and higher risks of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Because this lets patients avoid replacing these teeth, it commonly saves them money as well.
Patients who visit our root canal specialist in Los Angeles enjoy a variety of immediate and long-term benefits. Pain is instantly relieved by removal of the infected pulp. In addition, the facial disfigurement resulting from having missing teeth for long periods can be prevented with a root canal rather than a partial denture or bridge-supported crown. Over the long term, patients who have received endodontic care are unlikely to suffer repeated infections or additional damage to teeth that have been treated.
Los Angeles Root Canal Specialist
Patients who visit our Los Angeles root canal specialist first have the treatment area numbed with a local anesthetic. Next, our dentist extracts the infected pulp from inside the tooth after making a hole with a small drill. After filling the space with medicated pulp, our dentist places a barrier and a filling before finally covering the entire tooth with a crown. In addition to guarding against invasion by saliva and other sources of infection, this crown prevents structural damage and gives the tooth a healthy, natural appearance.
Our Los Angeles endodontist provides a valuable service to area patients suffering from tooth pain and other symptoms due to pulp infections or physical trauma. In addition to resolving immediate problems, root canal treatment helps prevent future infections and a variety of complications. When treated teeth do become re-infected, our endodontist can address the issue with retreatment. Patients can learn more about our endodontic treatment by scheduling a consultation with our Los Angeles root canal specialist.
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