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At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, we provide full-service restorative dental care to individuals from across greater Los Angeles County and Southern California. Our endodontist, Dr. Fanny Yacaman, specializes in preserving even the most severely damaged teeth with root canal therapy. Likewise, our prosthodontist, Dr. Frank Vidjak, specializes in providing the “finishing touch,” the dental restoration, to teeth Dr. Yacaman has repaired with root canal therapy. Restorations like dental crowns are necessary to protect the treated tooth and strengthen a weakened one.
To determine if root canal therapy or another treatment may be right for you, we must first evaluate your troublesome tooth. Generally, this common and well-tolerated approach to restoring a tooth is appropriate to resolve damage to the dental pulp. The pulp tissue inside the tooth comprises blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It is covered by strong, protective enamel and a softer, yellow dentin layer. When enamel is eroded due to decay or other forms of trauma, the layers underneath it are susceptible to damage. Without treatment, the pulp may become inflamed or infected.
Signs of severe internal damage include:
Of course, it is possible to have an underlying, serious problem and experience no or subtle symptoms that may be easily ignored. For this reason, staying on top of regular check-ups at your dentist’s office is essential. We can catch problems that you didn’t know that you had and intervene before they progress and cause potentially irreparable damage (and severe pain).
Root canal therapy involves removing inflamed or infected pulp tissue. When the nerves are removed, the tooth can no longer “feel” or experience pain. By removing the damaged tissues, we restore the tooth to its health and function. Additionally, we restore the strength and aesthetics of the tooth with a beautiful dental crown.
As specialists, we also have access to and have invested in various advanced tools and techniques to ensure the most comfortable, precise, and satisfying patient experience at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry. These benefits include the use of the GentleWave® technique.
To find out more about your options, call (310) 861-3955 to reach Dr. Yacaman, or for Dr. Vidjak, please call (310) 878-6455. Our Beverly Hills, CA team looks forward to answering your questions and meeting you.