Root Canal Therapy – Endodontics
Root canal therapy is performed to save a natural tooth from being lost. Our Sherman Oaks dentist, Dr. Burstein, will remove the damaged tooth nerve and pulp during the root canal procedure which will help the patient keep the tooth. At this point, the tooth is fully cleaned and sealed. The root canal procedure is complete when a dental crown has been placed to provide added strength and support to the treated tooth.
Why is a root canal necessary?
When a tooth has a cavity, the infection can spread to the nerve of the tooth or elsewhere. If left untreated, the infection can even spread to the tooth’s root where abscess is developed. This kind of infection may or may not cause tooth pain.
Warning signs that you need root canal therapy, include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Swelling of the gums
- Ear or jaw pain
Most root canals are completed in just one visit to our Sherman Oaks dental office. Additionally, our dentist will use the anesthesia method right for you to make the procedure pain-free. Many of our Sherman Oaks patients are surprised how quickly and easily the root canal procedure is completed as our dentist focuses to make our patients as comfortable as possible.
Our Sherman Oaks dentist will use the latest dental equipment to complete the root canal procedure to ensure the highest quality results. Contact our Sherman Oaks dental office for more information on root canals or to schedule an appointment.