Damage to your tooth, even a crack too small to be seen with the naked eye, can let harmful bacteria infect your smile. If that infection reaches the pulp of your tooth, the result can be damage to your smile and a great deal of discomfort. A toothache has a way of focusing your attention like nothing else, and if you are experiencing problems with your smile, call Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry at 818-347-1550 today to make an appointment with Dr. Kathy Daroee to see if you could benefit from a root canal in Woodland Hills, California.
The pulp of your tooth contains the nerves, blood vessels and tissues that keep your tooth alive and vital. It becomes infected and is not treated, you may eventually need an extraction to resolve the issue. However, as important as the pulp is, the structure of your tooth can survive without it. In fact, our dentist can use a root canal to save your tooth and preserve your smile. Dr. Daroee will first access the interior of your tooth and then remove the infected pulp. Then, she will clean and sterilize the pulp chamber to make sure no trace of the infection remains. After enlarging and sealing the inside of your tooth, the dentist will replace the pulp with a medicated material and then seal your tooth. Dr. Daroee will want to see you to check your progress and discuss placing a crown.