Root Canal Treatment

At Victory Plaza Dental, providing our patients with effective and comfortable root canal treatment is one of our most routine treatments. We understand the importance of root canal treatments and are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our team of highly skilled dentists will work with you to assess your teeth and determine if a root canal treatment at our North Hollywood office is right for you.

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What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a routine dental procedure used to clean out an infected or damaged root of a tooth and seal it off to prevent additional damage from bacteria. During root canal treatment, the root of the tooth is removed and replaced with a filling material to seal off the area and protect it from infection. Most patients who receive root canal treatment experience little to no pain or discomfort, and the procedure can often be completed in a single appointment.

What Is a Root Canal Treatment Like?

First, we want to reassure patients that a root canal is not the painful or frightening procedure many people fear it is. Instead, it is typically as comfortable as getting a routine dental filling. During root canal treatment, your dental specialist will first check the root of the affected tooth to assess the degree of damage. If a root canal treatment is necessary, we will then use a local anesthetic to numb the area and make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, a small hole is drilled into the root of the tooth in order to access the root’s infected or damaged area. The root canal is then cleaned and filled with a filling material. Finally, your dental specialist will place a dental crown over the root to provide additional protection and prevent further damage. That is all there is to it, and we ensure that our patients are fully comfortable every step of the way.

When Can I See Results?

The effects of root canal treatment can be seen immediately, as the infected root is removed and replaced with a filling material. This means that our patients tend to leave our office feeling orders of magnitude better than when they came in. In addition to eliminating any pain or discomfort, root canal treatment helps to prevent further issues and damage. Most patients who receive root canal treatment enjoy lasting relief from their symptoms for many years afterward. However, it will still be vital to take care of your oral health both at home and by coming in for routine visits to your dentist. Tooth decay remains an ever-present threat, so we encourage patients to continue healthy dental hygiene habits after their root canal treatment.

Do I Need to Have a Root Canal Treatment?

If you have an infected root or a painful cavity, root canal treatment may be necessary in order to prevent further damage. Our team at Victory Plaza Dental will assess your teeth and determine the best course of action for your individual needs. If root canal treatment is recommended, our highly skilled dentists will make sure that you are comfortable throughout the entire treatment and leave our office feeling a significant improvement in symptoms.
Some signs that you may need a root canal can include:
  • Severe pain in or around a tooth
  • Bumps on the gum around your tooth
  • New or sudden increase in sensitivity to temperatures
  • Swollen or discolored gums
  • Chips or cracks in a tooth
  • Painful or tender gums

Are There Any Side Effects or Risks?

At Victory Plaza Dental, root canal treatment is a safe and effective procedure with minimal risks or side effects. However, as with any dental procedure there are some potential risks, such as infection, nerve damage, and post-procedure pain. But these are significantly lowered when your procedure is performed by an experienced provider of dental care. At Victory Plaza Dental, we take every precaution to ensure that our root canal treatments are as safe and successful as possible for each patient, providing relief from symptoms.

Schedule Your Visit Today

If you find yourself suffering from symptoms of an infected or damaged tooth, we encourage patients to schedule an appointment with Victory Plaza Dental. Our team of highly skilled dentists can assess your teeth and determine if root canal treatment is right for you. We are dedicated to providing our patients in North Hollywood with personalized care that sets them up for a lifetime of oral health.
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