Endodontics in Studio City and North Hollywood
At Studio City Dental Group, our mission is to provide the highest quality endodontic care to our patients in a comfortable and pleasant environment. Our North Hollywood endodontist efficiently treats damaged teeth and helps patients avoid the complications of tooth extraction and replacement.
Endodontic Therapy at Studio City Dental Group
Endodontic treatment is most often needed when a tooth has become infected or a tooth infection has spread to negatively affect bone, beyond the roots of teeth. Patients who require an endodontic procedure, like a root canal, often seek care after experiencing tooth pain as a result of an infection. If you have a toothache and are in need of endodontic therapy, the endodontist will systematically gather information necessary to make a diagnosis, through an oral exam, digital X-rays, or testing sensitivity of the material inside your tooth (pulp).
If it is determined that the root systems of a tooth have been infected the endodontist can provide any of the following procedures, based on your needs:
Root Canals - During a root canal procedure, the interior root systems of a tooth are cleaned to remove bacteria and infected pulp. Once the interior of your tooth has been cleared of infection and damaged pulp, our dental team can restore its white and healthy appearance with a tooth-colored dental crown.
Surgical Endodontics - If an infected tooth is not treated, it’s possible for bacteria to move beyond the roots of teeth to negatively impact bone surrounding a tooth. In the event of an advanced dental infection, the endodontist can perform endodontic microsurgery, where infected tissue and the compromised tips of tooth roots are removed to preserve your tooth and protect bone health.
Root Canal Re-Treatment - Patients who received inefficient root canal therapy or restorations after a root canal at another office can be at risk for re-infection. If you’ve previously had a root canal and are experiencing pain and discomfort at the site of your treated tooth, root canal re-treatment may be necessary. The endodontist can thoroughly clean root canal systems and restore your tooth to prevent re-infection and extraction.
Patients seeking endodontic care at Studio City Dental Group receive treatments that are enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, and ultrasonic instrumentation. These tools allow our endodontist to pinpoint treatment areas and more accurately treat teeth.
Preserving Your Teeth Through Endodontics
Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat damaged teeth and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet.
Root canal therapy and other endodontic procedures have a high success rate in helping patients keep their own natural teeth; many teeth treated with root canals last a lifetime. When you visit our North Hollywood endodontist for treatment, we keep your best interests in mind and help you keep your own teeth for as long as possible.
Learn More about Root Canal Therapy in Studio City
If you’ve been dealing with a toothache and are in need of attention, or if you’ve had a root canal completed at another office and need re-treatment, contact Studio City Dental Group today. Our North Hollywood endodontic treatments can help restore your oral health and wellness.