Encino dentistry: 16661 Ventura Blvd, Suite 815, Encino, CA 91436 (818) 905-7787

Root Canals Encino, CA

Restoring Decayed Teeth

Why do I need one?


What you need to know before you get root canal therapy

A large number of dental patients are usually afraid of getting a root canal therapy. Most people think that the procedure is very painful since it involves surgical methods. However, root canal therapy can be performed without feeling a single hint of pain. Our dental specialists are well trained and skilled in various dental procedures. Owing to modern dentistry, you can get sedation medication to help you become unconscious during the treatment.

Visit us at Philip Farzad, DDS dental clinic to get the best dental treatment for root canal either for you or your child. Root canal therapy is not a very complex procedure, and depending on the complexity of your dental issue, the dentist can complete the process in just a single day.

Is root canal painful?

During sedation dentistry, you do not have to worry about feeling pain during dental treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition, our dentist can select a suitable level of sedation for either you or your child. After treatment, however, when the sedative medication wears off, you may begin feeling some soreness on the area of surgery. The dentist may recommend some painkillers to reduce pain felt. If you encounter bleeding, however, visit the dentist immediately to get the issue checked.

How does root canal therapy work?

At Philip Farzad, DDS dental clinic we normally recommend root canal therapy for people who have excessive decay on their tooth. If the tooth is still functional but largely affected by tooth decay, then our dentist can ensure that the tooth becomes wholly functional again by applying root canal therapy. In worse cases, tooth decay may cause constant toothaches necessitating pain-relieving medication before and after treatment. The tooth decay affects the enamel of the tooth and erodes the substance.
As the decay erodes, it gets closer and closer to the pulp of the tooth where the nerve ending s and blood tissue are located. If the decay touches the tooth pulp, you should expect a lot of pain and discomfort. During treatment, our dentist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp from your tooth through a small channel/ canal drilled near the base of the tooth. The channel is then cleaned and filled with dental cement after which a dental crown is placed to restore tooth functionality.

Can all teeth get a root canal?

Root canal therapy cannot be performed on all kinds of teeth. For one, the tooth has to have a functional root. If the root is fractured badly, then the procedure may be difficult to perform. In such a case, we normally recommend tooth extraction to eliminate the problem completely. Poor bone support may also cause the tooth not to be viable for a root canal therapy.
Another common factor that disqualifies root canal therapy as a potential treatment is the location of the tooth. For wisdom teeth, we usually request for extraction since getting to the root of the tooth can be quite difficult. Visit us today and get the best out of root canal therapy.

Our Location

Philip Farzad, DDS

16661 Ventura Blvd, Suite 815
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 905-7787

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tues: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thurs: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday by appointment only

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