Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth’s root has been damaged, the tooth may be at risk of extraction, which can affect the health and function of your entire smile. Tooth decay that has penetrated the deeper layers of the tooth near the root, fractures, infections and other dental health problems can lead to the need for a root canal. Our Los Angeles root canal treatment expert can often preserve the natural tooth structure and eliminate the need for extraction by performing a root canal treatment.
If you are a candidate for a root canal treatment, our expert in root canal treatment in Los Angeles will begin by numbing the area around the affected tooth. If you are nervous or anxious about the procedure, you may benefit from sedation dentistry, which can help relax you so that you feel more comfortable throughout your procedure. Once the area is entirely numb, a small access point will be created in the tooth’s crown, which allows our Los Angeles root canal treatment expert to access the infected or diseased tissue. The tissue will be removed, and a sealant will be placed to protect the tooth from further damage.
Root Canal Treatment Los Angeles
In some cases, our expert in root canal treatment in Los Angeles, will perform your root canal treatment over several appointments. If you have a severe infection or other issues, we may place a temporary filling to protect the tooth and complete the final restoration at a later appointment. Our dentist may then use a porcelain crown to cover, protect and restore the tooth after the root canal treatment.
If you have a severely damaged tooth, tooth ache or have other dental health concerns, contact our Los Angeles dentist today to schedule your appointment, who will diagnose your problem and explain your treatment options, which may include root canal treatment.