Root Canal Specialist

360 Dental

Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

A root canal is the most effective way to treat and restore your tooth, so you don’t need to have it pulled. With his expertise in modern endodontic treatments, Parham Mansouri, DDS, MS, of 360 Dental ensures your root canal procedure is as quick and painless as possible. Book your dental evaluation to find out if you need a root canal by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call this Van Nuys, California, clinic directly.

Root Canal Q & A

360 Dental

Why do I need a root canal?

A root canal is a specialized treatment that involves extracting your tooth’s inner pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues. You might need a root canal if you have:

  • Deep decay (cavity)
  • Cracked or fractured tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Tooth trauma or injury

 

If left untreated, damaged or dead pulp can become seriously infected. This infection can go past your tooth’s root, deep into your jawbone, leaving you with an abscess. A root canal helps prevent these issues and restores your tooth’s health.


Is it painful to get a root canal?

Your treatment area is thoroughly numbed before getting started, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during your root canal procedure. Plus, the dental team at 360 Dental offer multiple sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation, to further help you relax.

Most men and women explain that getting a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. The worst part is usually having to hold still for your procedure, rather than the treatment itself.

 

What happens during a root canal?

Once you’re comfortable, your dedicated practitioner drills a hole in your tooth, which is very similar to the process of getting a cavity treated. They use specialized dental instruments to carefully remove your pulp and clean your tooth’s inner canal.

The next step involves reshaping your tooth’s canal and filling in the area with a sealant, known as gutta-percha. To help protect your treated tooth, your endodontist designs a temporary crown and takes digital 3D images to send to the lab where your permanent crown is created.

Once your permanent crown arrives at the office, you come back in for a follow-up visit. Your dedicated practitioner removes your temporary crown, cleans your treated tooth, then permanently bonds your new crown.

In some cases, old root canals fail due to reinjury, new decay, or other reason. If this happens, you might need a root canal retreatment. A retreatment procedure at 360 Dental often involves the same steps as an initial root canal.

Schedule your root canal evaluation at 360 Dental today. You can either request an appointment online or call the clinic directly.