Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is designed to preserve the structure of the tooth even when it has suffered severe decay, damage or infection. Our North Hollywood root canal treatment specialist can often preserve teeth that would otherwise have been lost or required extraction in order to preserve dental health by using root canal treatments.
Although the term “root canal” has long stricken fear in the hearts of people everywhere, the procedure is quite similar to receiving a dental filling, and our dentist strives to ensure the procedure is comfortable and pain free. The area around the tooth is anesthetized to eliminate pain sensations before we begin the procedure, and our dentist for root canal treatment in North Hollywood may also recommend sedation dentistry if you have a history of anxiety, dental phobia or have other complications that may necessitate a longer or more involved procedure.
A root canal treatment may require more than one office visit depending on the reason for the procedure. At your first appointment, our North Hollywood root canal dentist will numb the area around your tooth and remove any infected tissue before cleaning out the root canals. A temporary filling may be placed in order to allow the tooth time to heal. At the second appointment, the filling is removed, each canal is then filled with a material called gutta-percha, and a permanent filling is placed. If the structure of the tooth has been substantially compromised, a dental crown may be necessary.
Root Canal Treatment Specialist North Hollywood
When you have suffered severe damage or decay to your tooth, you may consider an extraction, but a root canal treatment in North Hollywood can help you preserve the function and appearance of your smile by allowing you to retain your own natural tooth. Contact our dentist in North Hollywood today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.