When a tooth is infected, swollen, or irritated, our caring dentists at Couture Smiles Dental Group may recommend a root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure and may be completed by Dr. Terteryan or Dr. Fahid, who is an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the dental pulp and tooth nerves). Root canal treatment may be necessary if a tooth has suffered from deep decay, a crack or chip, trauma, or other factors that lead to infection and damage in the tooth pulp and nerves. During a root canal in Woodland Hills, California, we remove the infected tissues, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. To restore the function and structure of the tooth, we seal the tooth with a dental filling or crown.
Root canal treatment is an important procedure that can help to prevent more serious consequences that may occur if you allow an infected or seriously injured tooth to progress untreated. When left untreated, an infected tooth can cause extreme pain, swelling in the face, bone loss around the tooth, abscesses, and more. If you suffer from a severe toothache, extreme tooth sensitivity, swelling or pimples in the nearby gums, or a darkening of the tooth, you may need root canal treatment. Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid encourage you to contact us today to learn more about root canal treatment and to schedule your next appointment.