The pulp inside of a tooth can become infected as a result of extreme tooth decay or outside trauma, but if persistent pain develops within a tooth, prompt treatment from our expert in root canal therapy in Los Angeles is vital in saving the tooth. An infected root canal can cause a patient severe pain, and it could lead to the surrounding tissues becoming infected as well. If you display any of the symptoms of an infected root canal, come see our endodontists right away.
Our expert will begin the procedure by taking X-rays of your mouth in order to determine the location and severity of the infection. Once it is determined that you have infected tooth pulp, our dentist will anesthetize the area. Then our dentist will drill a hole through your tooth so that the infected pulp can be extracted. Once the pulp has been removed, the affected area will be cleaned and sealed off to prevent another infection from developing. If a majority of the tooth needed to be removed, our dentist may put a crown over your tooth in order to restore its function and appearance.
If you have any questions or concerns about the root canal treatment process, feel free to talk to our experts.