What is Endodontics?

Our teeth are the most important tools we use every day. We use them to chew our food, help us communicate, and express emotion. Our teeth are subject to stress, bacteria, and damage every day from eating and grinding our teeth. Proper dental care such as daily brushing and flossing is important helps keep our teeth healthy, beautiful, and effective. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and patients often experience tooth decay, trauma, periodontal disease, and teeth grinding. While decay is preventable by good hygiene habits, physical trauma and teeth grinding are not. When the tooth experiences these types of trauma and damage, the interior of the tooth is exposed to bacteria and infections often occur. An internal infection is dangerous and can lead to a puss-filled abscessed tooth that is extremely painful and can lead to infections in additional areas. In these cases immediate dental treatment may be necessary to repair and restore the tooth before it completely breaks down.

Root Canal Therapy

The treatment for infected teeth that need repair is a type of treatment called Endodontics. Endodontics involves using root canal treatment to remove inflamed pulp tissue, also called the dental nerve, in order to remove the infection from the tooth. After the infection has been removed, Dr. Rajpal then uses the latest dental technology to clean the inside of the tooth and ensure that there is no infection remaining. Once the tooth is clean and rid of debris, Dr. Rajpal then uses instruments to seal the internal structure of the tooth, preventing it from further infection and exposure. The term “root canal” refers to the internal structure of the tooth, where there is sensitive tissue that provides your tooth with strength and nourishment.

Effective and Expedient Treatment

Dr. Rajpal is an expert in endodontics and has extensive experience in performing root canal therapy. Many patients become nervous about the pain and discomfort associated with this type of treatment. Patients also believe the common misconception that root canal treatment always takes multiple visits to the dentist. In fact, Dr. Rajpal uses the latest dental technology to ensure that treatment is painless. Additionally, Dr. Rajpal has a very high success rate in repairing most teeth through root canal therapy in just one visit! 

Schedule a Consultation

If you have a severely damaged tooth and are experiencing pain, discomfort, or swelling, you may need Endodontic therapy immediately. Call Dr. Rajpal right away at (310) 273-1199 in order to schedule a consultation as soon as possible!

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