A root canal is a common procedure within the dental specialty of endodontics. Endodontics focuses on the roots or nerves of the teeth. When a patient doesn’t practice proper dental hygiene, a tooth infection can occur. If located in the roots, a root canal becomes necessary. Dr. Suzanne Haeri provides root canal therapy to her patients in Los Angeles, CA.
It is vital to treat tooth infections as soon as possible. If left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the mouth. It can also lead to long-term effects like bone loss in the jaw.
The procedure starts with your Los Angeles dentist applying a local anesthetic to the tooth. This numbs it and assures minimal discomfort. Dr. Haeri drills into the tooth, exposing the root canal. The infected materials are removed and the area is cleaned. Afterward, the dentist closes the root canal with a filling or sealant. It’s recommended for a dental crown to be placed too.
Overall, root canal therapy is highly successful and almost completely painless. It’s common to experience soreness the days following the procedure. Take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication as needed. Follow any and all post-operative instructions given by Dr. Haeri. Your recovery highly correlates to your root canal’s success.
If you or a loved one are in need of root canal therapy, contact Dr. Suzanne Haeri. Our office is located in Los Angeles, CA. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 310-657-2200.