Root Canal Therapy

Are you suffering from deep dental pain that just won’t go away? It might be because of inflamed or infected underlying dental tissue. At BLVD Dental Aesthetics in Mid-Wilshire, Dr. Daniel Adelpour steps up classic root canal procedures by employing advanced dental technology designed to reduce overall root canal pain and recovery time during endodontic treatment.

What is a root canal?

Teeth consist of many layers, and the root canal contains pulp tissue which helps keep the teeth alive and well. The dental pulp houses blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves and extends from the top of the tooth to the tip of the roots. Based on the tooth type, here’s how many roots and root canals it probably has:

  • Molars: 3 tooth roots and 3 or more root canals
  • Premolars: 1 (possible 2) tooth roots and root canals
  • Anterior Teeth:  1 tooth root and 1 root canal

Knowing the number of tooth roots and root canals in a tooth is vital because molars (back teeth) are more challenging to treat with root canal therapy. Generally, this is because they contain more tooth roots and root canals than other teeth.

Dr. Adelpour might deem a root canal necessary if the soft dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected from deep dental decay or damage. If ignored, root canal pain will continue, and an abscess might develop.

Signs You Might Need Root Canal Treatment

When do you need a root canal? Some patients who need root canals encounter little to no symptoms. Still, some obvious signs that you might need root canal treatment include:

  • Lingering toothache
  • Dark, discolored tooth
  • Dental sensitivity
  • Swollen, bleeding gums

Root Canal Procedure Expectations

Root canal treatment is often broken up into two visits and involves the following steps:

  • Dr. Adelpour will assess the tooth stirring trouble using low-radiation, accurate digital x-rays.
  • If our Beverly Hills root canal dentist deems that endodontic treatment can save your smile, he will review the ins and outs of root canal therapy, including root canal cost, root canal recovery, and other aspects of treatment.
  • Before starting the root canal procedure, Dr. Adelpour will help the patient feel at ease and pain-free by using laughing gas and the Wand STA system.
  • Then, he will clear away any unwanted pulp tissue using a targeted, high-powered laser (instead of a dental drill).
  • After treating the tooth, our dentist will fill the tooth with a biocompatible material and seal the tooth to prevent reinfection.
  • Finally, Dr. Adelpour will restore the tooth with a tooth-colored crown.

Upgrade Your Smile with Our Refined Tooth Replacement Options

Tooth pain shouldn’t be ignored, and wise to meet with a dentist with the expertise to tackle endodontic treatment if your teeth ever hurt. A root canal could save your tooth from extraction. According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million teeth are saved yearly with root canals—and your tooth could be one of them with prompt root canal treatment.

If you think you need a root canal in Los Angeles, CA, contact BLVD Dental Aesthetics by calling 310-620-8060 or messaging us online. Dr. Adelpour can thoroughly examine your smile to determine the best course of action.

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