Root Canal Inglewood | Los Angeles, CA | Joseph Sabet DDS

Most people think of their teeth as something separate from their body. But in reality, each and every tooth in your mouth is actually a living entity similar to the organs like the liver, heart, or pancreas found in your body. Each tooth has its own nerve and blood supply that run along the canals in the tooth leading up to the pulp. A soft tissue can even be found deep in the tooth itself. These canals are very small. In fact, some are microscopic but are large enough for bacteria to get into and multiply which eventually may cause an infection to the pulp.

The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth and into the roots of your teeth. If unattended, the build-up of bacteria may lead to a more serious injury to the tooth, along with pain, swelling, toothaches, and puss. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, your dentist may opt to remove the pulp to relieve pain or discomfort. Depending on the severity of damage, the dentist may end up extracting the tooth or repair it via root canal treatment.

Root Canal Therapy

With the great advances in dental treatment and technology, many teeth can be saved. One of these treatments is called the root canal. Root canal therapy or endodontic treatment is a specialized area of dentistry, focused on treating disease or injury to the dental pulp. Endodontists are dental specialists with advanced training in root canal treatment. Root canal therapy is especially necessary to prevent severe tooth and pulp infection from reaching the bone. Airport Center Family Dental is the one to trust when making an appointment for a root canal in Inglewood. They are experts in saving your natural teeth with the help of state-of-the-art technologies like microscopes and digital imaging.  

Step-by-step Root Canal

First, the endodontist will numb the affected tooth so that no discomfort is felt during the procedure.

  • A small protective shield made of rubber is used to isolate the affected tooth to keep it dry and clean.

  • Using sterile dental tools, an opening is made through the crown of the tooth and into the pulp chamber.

  • A special fluid solution is placed in the canals to kill any bacteria, as well as to rinse out tooth chips, cell debris, and bacteria.

  • Small tools are used to remove the pulp carefully. Along with this, the endodontist cleans and shapes the canals.

  • After thorough cleaning and shaping, the canals are filled and sealed with an inert material to prevent any rejection or possible inflammation.

In most cases, the endodontist places a temporary filling to close the opening until you see your dentist. As soon as your endodontist is finished, you must return to your dentist to have your tooth restored adequately by filling a crown. This protects the tooth, which is vital to the success of your root canal treatment. Only a well-conditioned tooth filled all the way to the root apex can be preserved permanently. A tooth with proper root canal treatment often lasts a life lifetime. A poorly done root canal is truly daunting. Therefore, you must only have this procedure done with trusted experts of great reputation. Root canal in Inglewood is Airport Center Family Dental’s pride and many other special and restorative dental procedures that will bring back your smile and confidence.