When Patients May Benefit from Root Canal Therapy
- Posted on: May 30 2019
If you have ever experienced a toothache from a cavity, you know how painful it can be. However, imagine if the pain was unbearable and unable to be controlled and managed with a filling or even pharmaceuticals. Patients who leave smaller problems untreated may be putting themselves at risk of needing a procedure called a root canal.
What is root canal therapy?
Dr. David S. Frey of Beverly Hills, CA describes root canal therapy, or “endodontic” therapy, as a procedure that is used to treat a problem tooth that cannot be addressed in any other manner. Root canal therapy is a treatment during which the dentist will remove the dental pulp from inside the tooth, disinfect the canals, and then fill with a material called gutta percha to seal it off. The procedure is often the last chance for improvement of the tooth before patients may have to undergo the extraction of the tooth to improve their oral health and wellness.
Is root canal therapy painful?
Many patients hear the words “root canal” and think they are in store for an uncomfortable procedure. The truth is that this procedure actually eliminates the pain that patients are experiencing. Additionally, it is performed with local anesthetics and proper sedation to ensure patients are comfortable throughout their treatment. The treatment removes the nerves within the tooth, eliminating pain, and allowing patients to avoid extraction and replacement of the tooth. Our dental team performed successful root canals regularly to ensure that patients can improve their quality of life and enjoy a pain-free smile!
Interested in learning more about root canal therapy?
Call the office of Dr. David S. Frey at (310) 276-4537 and connect with our professionals in our office located at 462 North Linden Dr., #414. Our practice helps patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles free from problems that can develop into bigger concerns if left untreated. Book a visit with our team and learn more about the ways in which our office can help you with this and many other dental issues that may affect the function, beauty, and health of the teeth and gums.
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