Dental Care of Beverly Hills

Root Canal Therapy

FROM PAIN TO PEACE

We offer advanced root canal therapy in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA. Our expert team of doctors is dedicated to providing exceptional care and ensuring your comfort throughout the treatment process.

WHAT IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY?

Root canal therapy is a technique used to treat infected or damaged teeth. During the procedure, the infected pulp inside the tooth is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and then filled and sealed to prevent further infection. After which a cap in the form of a dental crown is usually placed over the tooth to protect it.

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL, AND HOW DOES IT GET INFECTED?

The root canal is a naturally occurring cavity within a tooth’s center. It is filled with connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels, collectively known as the pulp tissue, which is responsible for the growth and development of the tooth during its formative stages.

Unfortunately, when bacteria enter this area through deep cavities, cracks, or trauma to the tooth, it can lead to infection and inflammation of the pulp tissue, resulting in severe pain, sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and even abscess formation. The infection can also spread to the surrounding teeth and gums, leading to further complications if left untreated.

WHAT DOES ROOT CANAL THERAPY ADDRESS?

This treatment can alleviate pain, save a damaged tooth from extraction, and restore oral health. The benefits of our Beverly Hills root canal therapy include:

 

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL BENEFITS

  • Relief from toothache
  • Prevention of further infection or abscess
  • Preservation of natural tooth structure
  • Restoration of normal biting and chewing function
     

     

ROOT CANAL BENEFITS

  • Pain relief
  • Prevention of further infection
  • Preservation of natural tooth
  • Restoration of normal tooth function
     

ROOT CANAL CANDIDATES

Most patients with infected or damaged teeth are candidates for the procedure. However, certain factors such as severe decay, gum disease, or extensive damage to the tooth structure may affect eligibility. If you’d like to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy Beverly Hills dentists at Rifkin Raanan can address that and consult with you on what needs to be done during your initial visit.

 

CONSULTATION AND PREPARATION

When you come in for a consultation, our experienced and skilled dentists will thoroughly examine your oral health to determine if you require this treatment. This may involve taking X-rays of your teeth to identify the extent of decay and any underlying issues causing your pain or discomfort. Our doctors will also discuss the different anesthesia options available to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure. We understand that this can be a daunting experience, so we take every possible step to ensure that you are well-informed and prepared for the process.

Appointment

Call us or use the form below to request a consultation. Once we receive your request, a member of our staff will reach out to arrange your appointment.
Surgeons and nurse during a dental operation

PROCEDURE

The procedure typically involves numbing the tooth with local anesthesia or using general anesthesia for complete comfort. Your dentist will then start the root canal procedure by removing the infected pulp, cleaning the canal, and filling and sealing it with dental material. The length of the procedure depends on the complexity of the case.

How do we protect your tooth after a Root Canal?

After the treatment, a dental crown is typically placed over the treated tooth to protect it from further damage and restore its strength and function.

ENHANCING RESULTS WITH OZONE THERAPY

While traditional root canal treatments rely solely on mechanical cleaning and disinfectants, ozone therapy has recently emerged as an effective tool for eliminating bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Ozone therapy works by supercharging normal oxygen to create a safe, natural, and powerful element known as ozone. The ozone is then administered as a gas that can be safely breathed in, which cleans and disinfects the mouth. It can also contribute to building back the teeth’s enamel, strengthening the teeth as they recover from infection. Utilizing ozone therapy can increase the success rate of root canals and speed up the healing process.

 

Surgeons and nurse during a dental operation

RESULTS, RECOVERY, AND AFTERCARE

Following the procedure, it’s possible that you may feel some discomfort or sensitivity, but it’s typically manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. It’s vital that you adhere to the post-treatment instructions provided by your dentist and refrain from chewing on the treated tooth until the crown is in place.

ROOT CANAL RESULTS

Maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are essential for long-term success. With proper care, the treated tooth can last a lifetime.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A ROOT CANAL COST?

The cost root canal therapy varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the case and whether additional procedures are needed. Our team will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and cost estimate during your consultation.

 

ROOT CANAL THERAPY What does Root Canal Therapy do?

This procedure removes the infected pulp inside the tooth to alleviate pain and save the tooth from extraction.

The procedure’s length depends on the case’s complexity but typically takes one to two hours.

With modern techniques and anesthesia, this procedure is not painful and can relieve toothache.

Yes, root canal therapy and treatment refer to the same procedure to treat infected or damaged teeth.

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