A root canal is needed when a tooth has been damaged or decayed to the point that it affects the pulp of the tooth. Strange as it may sound, in some instances this does not cause that much pain. In other cases, the pain could be quite severe. If you are experiencing extreme pain, then you will likely require an emergency root canal procedure.
Extreme pain can be caused when the nerve and blood vessels contained in the pulp die. It may also be caused due to an infection or an abscess. An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms because of an infection. An emergency root canal will definitely help mitigate this pain. Our endodontists in Los Angeles will remove the infected pulp and then flush out and clean the canal. Antibiotics are usually administered to clear up the infection before the tooth is filled.
If you need a root canal performed on your tooth, it is important that you do it as soon as possible. Even if no pain is experienced, the complications that can develop if you fail to treat the infection can prove to be fatal.
If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, contact our expert in emergency root canal in Los Angeles to make an appointment.