Root Canals Specialist

Ladan Danialian, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Allure Dentistry

Ladan Danialian, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Men and women who learn they need a root canal often become anxious over the procedure in anticipation. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit Allure Dentistry. Located in West Los Angeles, Ladan Danialian, DDS, and her skilled dental team perform root canals on a routine basis. Call or book an appointment online if you’re worried about a root canal treatment.

Root Canal Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental treatment that saves and repairs an infected tooth. If your tooth becomes severely infected from inside, Dr. Danialian removes the bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. In doing so, she is able to save your tooth and soothe your pain.

What can cause a tooth infection?

Roots and tissue inside your teeth can become infected with bacteria as a result of an injury to the tooth or from a cavity that is left untreated. The infected tissue can develop inside the pulp or root of your tooth if you neglect to go to the dentist. Be sure to inquire about treatment, because if the infection gets any further, this can induce a host of other problems.

What are the symptoms of an infected tooth?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness while chewing
  • Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Smelly, bad breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your jaw and mouth
  • Darkening color of the tooth
  • A bump on your gum like a small pimple

How is a root canal performed?

Dr. Danialian and the Allure Dentistry team can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may first need X-rays so they can judge the magnitude of damage to the tooth needing a root canal.

When it's time for the procedure to begin, Dr. Danialian will apply a needle to anesthetize the area. Occasionally, she places a small sheet of rubber, or dental dam, around the tooth to protect it and keep it clean during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, she forms a minuscule hole in your tooth to reach the infection inside the root.

Then, Dr. Danialian takes away the damaged and unhealthy pulp using small files and sprays the area with water to remove debris. Once all the infected material is removed, she either seals the tooth or puts in a temporary filling to protect your tooth until you come back for a permanent crown.

Book a consultation online or call Allure Dentistry if you show even a minor symptom or sign of tooth infection. It could be more serious than you think.