Root Canal Westwood
A toothache can indicate serious issues with the inside of a tooth, putting it in jeopardy of needing extraction. When the veins, nerves, and other soft material inside of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause an abscess at the tip of the tooth, bone loss, or allow the infection to spread to other parts of your body. Root canal therapy, sometimes called endodontic therapy, can alleviate the pain and save the tooth.
What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?
Does It Hurt?
During your treatment, the area being treated will be numbed as it would be for a filling or any other procedure. While the inflamed pulp of a tooth can cause you a lot of pain, you should not feel anything during the procedure. Root canal therapy stops pain, rather than causing it. The area around the tooth may be sensitive for a few days after the procedure, but medication can be prescribed to reduce the inflammation.
Dr. Mashkouri is a general dentist who performs root canal therapy for patients in Los Angeles and Westwood. To make an appointment for a consultation, call the Lotus Family Dental office at (310) 776-6441 today.