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Dental Root Canal in Los Angeles

Root canal therapy is often thought of us a painful, undesirable procedure. However, expert endodontist at River Dentistry in Downtown Lost Angeles can usually make it a painless stress-free and safe procedure that will not only relieve your pain but will also save your tooth and the natural beauty of your smile.

There are many reasons why a patient may need to undergo a root canal procedure. Los Angeles favorite dental office River Dentistry performs hundreds of root canal treatments a year. The procedure itself is relatively simple and can be done within a short amount of time and in one to three visits. Patients are properly numbed for the procedure, and those who are extremely fearful or anxious may receive oral sedation. This can be decided during the initial consultation appointment with the dentist.

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. Infection sets around or in the tooth and affects the nerves. The nerves are housed inside the tooth within the dental pulp, and are the cause of pain and discomfort that may bring the patient to the dentist’s office. The dental pulp can also be affected by a deep cavity that has reached the innermost portion of the tooth and will then require the removal of the dental pulp. If a patient’s tooth is chipped, broken, or fractured, it may not be able to be fixed with a simple dental filling. Situations like this may require root canal therapy if infection sets in. Anytime the dental pulp of a tooth is affected, patients will likely experience pain and may need a root canal treatment performed by your dentist or endodontist.

During root canal treatment, your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result and your tooth may have to be removed.

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In order to determine the need for a root canal, Dr. Charles Huang will first perform a thorough examination, and may take x-rays to determine the cause of the problem. A root canal is often the preferred course of action, as it allows the patient to keep their natural tooth even though the pulp has been removed. The tooth will then be brittle and may require a dental crown over the top for protection, but this is a better alternative to extracting the entire tooth and considering restorations to replace it.

If you are in pain and think you need a root canal therapy, call River Dentistry today for quick and safe in-office root canal therapy. You will find that the procedure itself can be quite simple and painless. If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary: a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease.

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