A root canal treatment is a procedure in which the inner chambers of a tooth are cleaned and shaped. It is typically needed when a tooth has been infected, abscessed, or badly damaged to the point that the nerve of the tooth is affected. Our dentist in West Hollywood can help you decide if a root canal treatment is right for you.
The purpose of a root canal is to preserve the function of a tooth. Teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted to save your dental health can instead be treated, which maintains the structural integrity of the tooth. After an extraction, the tooth is lost, which can lead to malocclusion, lost bone tissue, and a gap in the smile. After a root canal, the tooth remains in the mouth and can be used just like any other.
Root canal treatments are usually completed in a single appointment, and the permanent restoration can be completed at a later date. Once the diseased soft tissues have been removed from the inner chambers of the tooth, any pain you were experiencing should be significantly reduced or even eliminated. Call our office today to schedule your appointment with our root canal dentist in West Hollywood.