Maintain the natural smile with root canal therapy
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
Patients who come to the practice of Dr. David S. Frey with concerns of severe toothaches may be experiencing a problem that requires specialized treatment. Severe toothaches are sometimes caused by deep cavities, infection of the dental pulp, abscesses, and other conditions that can be extremely painful. In many of these situations, the solution is root canal therapy.
What is root canal therapy?
When patients in the area of Beverly Hills, CA think of root canal therapy, they often think of a painful procedure. However, when root canal therapy is done by a professional that offers local anesthetics and proper sedation, the entire procedure is done pain-free. In fact, the procedure is performed to help get the patient out of pain. During the treatment, the dentist will access the inner canals of the natural tooth to remove the dental pulp, while includes the nerves and blood supply. By doing so, this essentially deadens the tooth while keeping the natural tooth structure in place. The inner canals are disinfected to ensure no bacteria present, and then sealed with gutta percha and a dental crown over the top of the tooth. Patients are able to maintain their natural smile by keeping the tooth in place.
What are alternative treatments to root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is often a final treatment that is offered before the extraction of the tooth becomes necessary. In many instances, root canal therapy can save the tooth and allow patients to maintain their smile without having to have tooth replacement procedures. If a tooth needs to be extracted, patients then need to speak to their dentist about replacement with dental bridges, dental implants, or dentures. This will keep the smile fully functioning and beautiful if root canal therapy cannot be done.
Call to make an appointment with Dr. David S. Frey today!
Beverly Hills, CA area patients who are faced with a severe toothache that may benefit from root canal therapy are welcome to connect with the team at our practice, conveniently located at 462 North Linden Drive, Suite 414. Patients can call (310) 276-4537 to discuss the advantages of treatment with a dedicated dental professional.
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