A root canal procedure is generally needed when a tooth becomes infected or inflamed as a result of dental trauma, deep decay or other factors. If you need a root canal, our Los Angeles endodontists will explain the process to you. In most cases, root canal therapy is fairly straightforward.
First, we will X-ray or take other images of the tooth that will be treated. This allows us to see the number and shape of all the root canals, or the chambers that contain the pulp, or soft tissues, inside the tooth. Next, the tooth will be numbed to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The next step is to access the root canals, which is done by creating an access point in the tooth.
Once we have accessed the canals, we remove the diseased tissues. This part of the process can vary in complexity based on the number and shape of the tooth’s canals. Teeth that have several or curly canals may take longer to clean and seal than teeth with only a few canals that are straight. However, once the canals have been cleaned, sealed and filled, the final step is to restore the tooth.
Call our office today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in root canal procedure in LA.