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Endodontics (Root Canal)

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes infected, inflamed or diseased. Most common cause of an involved tooth are:    

                   1. A deep cavity 

                   2. Repeated dental procedures

                   3. A cracked or broken tooth

                   4. Traumatic injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)

During root canal treatment, our endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating root canals) Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Maz Endodontics removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.

Teeth that have been treated with root canal are brittle and more prone to frectures due to lack of blood supply. In order to protect root canaled teeth, Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Ebrahimi recomends to have a crown placed on teeth that were treated with root canal therapy. 

If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular check-ups are necessary since a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.

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