What’s a Root Canal?

A root canal is an endodontic treatment that is often recommended when the pulp, which provides nutrients and nerves to your tooth, either dies or becomes damaged through injury or disease. When this phenomenon occurs, your tooth will be susceptible to infections, pain, an abscess (which is a collection of pus), discolored teeth, rapid decay, and other complications.

Root canal is a great procedure because it allows any damaged teeth to be saved. Tooth extraction is still recommended in certain cases, such as if the tooth has suffered from a damaged nerve. It’s always best to keep as much of your natural tooth as you can. Tooth enamel is the strong mineral in our body.

What Happens in a Root Canal?

Dr. Ganji will remove the dead pulp; fill the space with a special material, and then seal it off. The procedure requires the crown portion of the damaged tooth to be replaced with a dental crown to restore the tooth back to a normal, healthy appearance.

The whole experience can be performed in about an hour under the right circumstances, but may take longer. We make sure you are completely numb before starting the procedure.

Root canals are much better on your wallet and your oral health over a tooth extraction that is typically followed by a dental implant procedure. Contact Dr. Ganji today @ 310-643-8045 to find out more information on the root canal procedure or if you are experiencing any toothaches or other dental problems that do not seem to be responding to over-the-counter medication. A cavity can reach the pulp of a tooth if it is neglected over time.