Root Canal Los Angeles
A root canal is a procedure designed to remove bacteria from an infected tooth. Often this is the best course of action when we need to save a natural tooth from decay and prevent any further reinfection from occurring.
Millions of root canals are carried out every year with excellent results and involve a process not too far removed from your standard filling. They are relatively painless and can usually be completed from start to finish with just two appointments.
Signs That I Might Need a Root Canal
After your initial consultation, we will decide whether a root canal is the right course of action for you. However, there are some clear signs and symptoms that often indicate a root canal may be needed. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend coming in to see us as soon as possible.
Darkening of the gums
Painful, swollen, or tender gums
Extreme sensitivity to temperature
Pain when chewing or biting
Pimples on the gums
ROOT CANAL BENEFITS
There are many benefits associated with root canal surgery. It cures your tooth of infection and saves you from having to undergo a tooth extraction. Root canals allow the tool to continue to function as normal, while preventing dental wear and maintaining a natural appearance. Plus, under anesthesia you won’t feel a thing.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A root canal is completed under anesthesia. We will remove the infection at the root of your tooth. We will then clean your tooth before filling and sealing the cavity and placing a crown on top. Recovery time is minimal. Some mild discomfort may occur, but this should subside after a few days.
Root canals are a common general dentistry procedure and often covered by dental insurance. Visit us if you’re experiencing persistent pain in your teeth or gums.