ROOT CANAL THERAPY
An infection in your tooth can be painful and may result in serious problems for your oral and general health if it is not treated. Our dentists can remove the infection and preserve your tooth and smile with root canal therapy in Los Angeles. If you would like to see if a root canal could bring you some relief, call Ghotanian Dental and make your appointment with our dentist.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia. Our dentists and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?
Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure performed on over 14 million people every year. The procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the center of the tooth, which is caused by factors such as deep decay, cracks and chips, trauma to the tooth, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of pulp infection include visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, and pain in the tooth and gums. By performing a root canal, the natural tooth can be saved, preventing the need for more invasive treatments like dental implants or bridges.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
After your root canal therapy is completed, we will send a record of your treatment to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of your treatment at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.
It is uncommon for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. However, if a problem does occur, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, it is important to continue practicing good dental hygiene.
HOW MUCH WILL ROOT CANAL TREATMENT COST?
The cost of a root canal procedure can vary depending on various factors, including the location of the affected tooth, the extent of the damage, and the complexity of the treatment needed. In some cases, dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost. However, generally, the cost of a root canal is less expensive than the cost of tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. It's important to discuss the cost and payment options with your dentist or endodontist before undergoing treatment.
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