A persistent toothache, swollen gums, painful chewing, and tooth sensitivity are signs of an infected tooth. Tooth infections need immediate attention to keep the infection from spreading. If the infection has damaged the pulp of your tooth, you may need root canal treatment to save your tooth from extraction. Root canals are one of several services performed by your trusted endodontist, Dr. Fanny Yacaman, from Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California.
Endodontist Services Near Me
Endodontists specialize in restoring the health and function of compromised teeth. If your tooth has been damaged by a traumatic injury, infection, or decay, Dr. Yacaman may recommend endodontic treatment to repair and restore its usefulness. Endodontic treatments help preserve your smile by saving compromised teeth from extraction. Some common endodontic services we perform include:
- Root canal therapy – A root canal is a procedure used to treat tooth infections that have damaged the pulp of your tooth. To curtail the infection, Dr. Yacaman will remove the diseased pulp, cleanse the tooth chamber and canals of the remaining infection and seal your tooth with gutta-percha material. Afterward, we’ll place a dental crown over your tooth to fortify its structure and restore its usefulness
- Endodontic microsurgery or apicoectomy – If an infection persists after a root canal, your endodontist may recommend an apicoectomy. This microsurgery eliminates infection by removing the tip of your tooth’s root and sealing it with a special filling. This puts a stop to the infection to save your tooth from extraction
- Endodontic retreatment – Endodontic therapy has a high success rate in repairing and restoring infected teeth. There are times, however, when a tooth doesn’t heal properly or gets re-infected due to a traumatic injury. When this occurs, you may need retreatment. Dr. Yacaman will remove your crown and filling, examine and re-cleanse the canals and reseal your tooth. Afterward, a new crown will be put in place for support and protection
To schedule a consultation for endodontic treatment at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry in Beverly Hills, contact Dr. Fanny Yacaman at (310) 861-3955.
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