Root Canal Therapy in Long Beach

Root Canal Therapy in Long Beach

Dr. Pakiz is an expert at spotting the signs of root canal infection.

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

When properly done, root canals can save your tooth and spare you from having to get it extracted.

A root canal is a pulp-filled cavity located in the root of your tooth. When the pulp becomes infected, it can cause considerable pain, and the infection can damage the nerves inside your tooth and spread to your jawbone.

Root canal therapy is a procedure done to save an infected tooth. During this procedure, the infected pulp is removed and the canal is cleaned and sealed.

Dr. Pakiz has decades of experience performing root canal therapy. He has saved the teeth of many patients with this procedure.

How does Root Canal Therapy work?

The reason root canal therapy is so effective is because, rather than removing the tooth entirely, the doctor is simply removing the infected pulp, allowing you to retain the tooth itself without compromising your bite and ability to chew.

Doing this procedure can help save the remainder of your tooth further decay, as well as prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth and compromising your gums and teeth.

Keeping you comfortable

When doing a root canal, Dr. Pakiz will inject a local anesthetic into the area of the infected tooth in order so that you don’t feel pain during the procedure. Then he will gently remove the pulp from the tooth, and fill the cavity using a special type of dental cement.

Root canal therapy is required when a tooth is infected or damaged (1). The top of the tooth is opened up to access the canals (2), pulp and nerve tissue are removed and the canals are cleaned (3), then the canals are sealed and the tooth is filled and protected with a crown (4).

Signs you may need a root canal

Root Canal Therapy in Long BeachSymptoms of an infected root canal may manifest in several ways, including:

  • Tooth that hurts when you bite down
  • Prolonged pain in response to cold or heat
  • Spontaneous pain that has no apparent trigger
  • White bump on your gum line – this signals an abscess
  • Tenderness at the bottom of your tooth root

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