Root Canal Therapy

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy services offered in Glendale, CA

If you have tooth pain or swelling, don’t wait to see your dentist. To save decaying or damaged permanent teeth, the experts at LA Dentists Group in Pasadena and Glendale, California, offer an effective solution. The superior team of cosmetic and prosthodontic dentists provide root canal therapy to restore the inside of a tooth and protect it from future problems. Call the LA Dentists Group office at the first sign of pain or request an appointment online today.

Root Canal Therapy Q&A

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy at LA Dentists Group uses a high-tech rotary instrument to clean out and fill infected root canals inside of your teeth. Unlike traditional root canal equipment, rotary tools are quiet and smooth, allowing your provider to avoid loud, grinding sounds during the procedure. 

This makes root canals at LA Dentists Group a comfortable, pain-free experience for patients. 

The LA Dentists Group uses a Dentsply WaveOne® rotary tool to complete root canals, which decreases the time required to clean infected teeth by up to 40% compared with other rotary tools.

Undergoing a root canal in the early stages of tooth decay is the best way to avoid painful complications, including loose or missing permanent teeth.

What are the signs I might need root canal therapy?

Signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Tooth, gum, or facial swelling
  • Toothache
  • Tooth or gum tenderness
  • Pain with cold and heat
  • Pus near the gumline 
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain with chewing

See your LA Dentists Group provider at the first sign of a problem; the earlier you seek treatment, the better the outcome.

Is root canal therapy right for me?

Your LA Dentists Group specialist examines your gums and teeth and takes dental X-rays to find out if you’re a candidate for root canal therapy. They also review your symptoms and oral health history before developing a customized treatment plan. 

What happens during a root canal?

During root canal therapy, your LA Dentists Group provider numbs the treatment area. They offer sedation dentistry to help you relax before opening up the top part of your tooth. 

Your dentist then gently removes infected pulp from inside of the tooth. They clean it out, fill the empty root canal chamber, and seal the tooth closed.

The LA Dentists Group team may place a crown over the top of a treated tooth to further protect it and reduce the chance of future issues. 

What happens after root canal therapy?

After you undergo a root canal at LA Dentists Group, the treated tooth may be temporarily tender. Take good care of it by not chewing on sticky candy or hard objects. Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and attend professional dental cleanings at least every six months.

To find out if you need a root canal, call the LA Dentists Group office or request an appointment online today.