At Maz Endodontics, we are the root canal treatment specialists. Our Endodontist believes in saving teeth. We know that tooth infections, when left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Dr. Maz Ebrahimi is an expert on endodontic root canal therapy. In fact, Dr. Maz is the only Endodontist that’s IV sedation certified in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles. So our dental office is more than capable of providing comfort and pain relief for you.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
If you’re suffering from severe tooth pain from an infection, then yes, you need a root canal. Tooth infections can spread to the center of your teeth. This inner area is what’s known as the dental pulp. Within your pulp is a myriad of nerves, tissues, and blood vessels. These internal tissues are susceptible and, when infected, cause tremendous pain. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other teeth.
Consider root canal therapy if you experience or see any of the following:
- severe or spontaneous pain
- sensitivity with hot or cold food and drink
- pain when biting down or chewing
- swelling in the gums
- teeth discoloration
- gum sensitivity
- pus or abscess present
- swelling and tenderness in jaw lymph nodes
- bad breath that doesn’t go away
How Does Treatment Work?
The leading cause of tooth pain needing a root canal is infection. So the first step is for the Endodontist to create a small hole to the infection site. Then the dental pulp will be removed and if needed, the roots. Removing tooth roots won’t harm your teeth once they’re fully matured. In fact, removing the roots will help stop the infection spread. Dr. Maz will then clean the inner tooth to ensure the infection is gone. The dentist will then typically prescribe antibiotics. This prescription will help ensure that any lingering infection is treated and eliminated. After the pulp is cleaned and shaped, the dentist will fill and seal it properly.