A root canal is a reliable option for saving your teeth. Toothaches can be painful and may cost your smile. When you experience cavities in your teeth, root canal comes in handy. It restores your teeth to good condition without having to lose them by extraction. At Dentalville Panorama City in Los Angeles, we have affordable prices for root canal treatments and other endodontics services!
Root canal or endodontic treatment applies when the pulp suffers an infection. The infections result from deep tooth decays, repeated exposure to dental procedures, or traumatic damage like cracking or root fracture. Disease of the gum could also affect the pulp calling for prompt root canal treatment.
The structure of a tooth includes:
Infections result in acute inflammation of the pulp causing pressure inside the tooth. That causes pain and eventually extensive damage to the pulp. The death of the pulp may reduce the pain initially and return later as an acute, sharp pain. Regardless of the cause of the tooth problem, root canal treatment is necessary to save your tooth. Before any root canal procedure, proper assessment of the teeth has to be done and the right diagnosis made to determine an applicable approach during treatment. In most cases, we may request an X-ray of the infected tooth area. In addition to this, a general health assessment is essential as well as current medications to ensure safety.
Your tooth will need a permanent crown to replace the lost tooth structure. Root canal treatment restores damaged teeth by extracting pain-sensitive nerves and blood vessels in the tooth's pulp. Eventually, you save your tooth, fight a toothache and reset the tooth back to normal function.
“I was sure I just needed a filling, but when I saw that my filling had almost completely fallen away with the wand that showed my smile on the monitor, it was obvious I would need a crown or face losing the whole tooth. I was able to get a special price on the crown which made things easier for me personally. I am glad for the help and thank Dentalville for working with me and providing great service and care. Will be back”
- Clement Douglas