When you have a serious, chronic, toothache, root canal therapy can provide you with the relief you desperately need. The root canals in your teeth are filled with nerves that lead up to a pulp chamber in the center of your tooth.
Sometimes that pulp chamber can be infected with bad bacteria that affects those nerves and can cause you serious pain and tooth damage. A root canal procedure clears out that bacteria and protects your tooth from future damage and decay.
Root canals can provide serious relief to suffering patients, and can prevent more serious problems from developing when the bacteria spreads. An infected tooth can affect more than your mouth. It can have a serious impact on your overall health.
Before the procedure, infected teeth had to be extracted from the mouth. Now with root canal therapy, even a badly infected tooth may be saved.
Dr. Perlaza is an experienced dentist at Sherman Oaks Dentistry, who can safely and effectively clean out the bacteria in your pulp chamber and save your tooth.
The procedure is simple:
- First Dr. Perlaza cleans out the pulp chamber of your tooth. He removes the infected pulp so that it can’t cause any further damage or harm.
- Next Dr. Perlaza will clean the chamber and disinfect it.
- Medicine will be added to the tooth to protect it from future bacterial invasions.
- When the tooth is cleaned and repaired, Dr. Perlaza will seal it up to prevent any substance or bacteria from getting into the chamber again.
If you have been experiencing a serious toothache that won’t go away, it could be a sign that you need a root canal. Come to your dentist if you experience any pain, discomfort or irregularity in your mouth. This could be a sign of a serious problem.
To find out more about root canals, call our office with any questions or to schedule an appointment.