If you’re anything like most Americans, you have an out of body experience when you hear your dentist utter the dreaded term, “root canal.” Fortunately, the jokes and warnings associated with this procedure are recognized by dentists as complete myths.
If you experience inflammation in the soft tissue under the tooth’s surface, there is no reason to panic. Our dentist has several methods to combat this problem in ways that do not cause discomfort beyond what you would experience during a standard filling. Most inner tooth inflammation is incited by deep tooth decay, repeated procedures done on the same tooth, cracks or chips in the tooth, or faulty crowns.
There are several benefits to addressing problems underneath the tooth’s surface, including preserving efficient chewing, maintaining natural appearance, and protecting surrounding teeth from excessive strain. Our dentist will typically treat an inner tooth infection by removing the inflamed or infected pulp, and cleaning the canal of the tooth. After, the canal is sealed with a rubber-like substance and restored with a crown or filling.
If you have any questions regarding this procedure, you should contact our dental professionals. Our Beverly Hills dentists are experts in addressing inner tooth inflammation and restoring healthy smiles.