Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy Bixby Knolls, CA

If you have an infected tooth, it can cause a lot of pain and inflammation. If left untreated, this infected tooth can cause other problems in the mouth. Fortunately, Dentist of Bixby Knolls can resolve this problem safely and quickly with root canal therapy.

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What Is Root Canal Therapy?

When cavities create fissures in teeth, bacteria can start to infect the inside of the teeth. As an infection settles into the pulp of the tooth, it causes increased tooth sensitivity and even pain. This infection can completely destroy the tooth and lead to lost teeth in the long run. Therefore, it is critical to save the tooth as early as possible to avoid total tooth loss.

A root canal therapy treatment is performed by our dentist to save an infected tooth. The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove the infected portions of the tooth, so the tooth can be saved.

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How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?

You will first come in for a consultation to see if root canal treatment is required. Digital X-rays will be taken, and an examination will be done to determine the health of the tooth and surrounding teeth. During the root canal procedure, which is scheduled separately from the examination, the dentist will carefully remove decay and bacteria from the tooth.

Once all the debris has been removed from the tooth, a sealant will be applied to the tooth to protect it from further bacterial encroachment. Dental filling, color-matched to your natural teeth, is typically used to restore the tooth.

In some cases, a dental crown will be placed on top of the repaired tooth, if dental filling is not enough to completely restore the tooth.

What Are the Benefits
of Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy performed at Dentist of Bixby Knolls has a lot of benefits. The main benefit is that a tooth will be saved that might have otherwise been lost. Here are some other benefits of root canal therapy:

  • Significantly lowers the risk of infection spreading to other teeth
  • Relief of negative symptoms such as pain, sensitivity, tenderness, and swelling
  • Lessened possibility of needing a tooth replacement in the future
  • Improved overall health by freeing up your immune system from fighting a tooth infection
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When Should I Get Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is one of the best ways to save a tooth before it is completely lost, but it works best with early intervention. If our dentist here in Bixby Knolls recommends root canal treatment, don’t delay. A lengthy delay in treatment will cause more of the tooth to be damaged.

If you haven’t seen us in a while and you are experiencing new tooth pain, sensitivity, and/or swelling, come in and see us immediately so we can assess your teeth.

What Does Root Canal Therapy Cost in Bixby Knolls?

The average cost for root canal therapy treatment in the North Long Beach area depends on how badly the tooth is infected and whether gum tissue has been impacted. Dentist of Bixby Knolls will work with your dental insurance provider to manage these costs, and we also offer flexible financing to enable monthly payments. The cost of not getting the root canal treatment done is actually much more in the long run, so don’t delay this critical treatment.

Don’t Suffer with Tooth Pain

If you need root canal therapy in North Long Beach, contact us today at (562) 287-5175 to schedule your appointment at Dentist of Bixby Knolls.