Root Canal Therapy Torrance CA
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
For more information about Root Canals or to schedule a consult with Dr. Safa, Dr. Anderson or Dr. Vu, please use our Contact Us form or call our office in Torrance, CA at Torrance Office Phone Number 310-325-3636. Please also see our Root Canal Patient Reviews!
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.
If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What Happens After Treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.
It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How Much Will It Cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Learn More About Root Canals
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Patient Reviews: Root Canal
Please read testimonials from our patients below. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your root canal experience with Dr. Safa, Dr. Anderson or Dr. Vu at Torrance Endodontix. Call our office if you would like more information: Torrance Office Phone Number 310-325-3636.
Patient Review by Caroll S
Even though no one likes a root canal, I was very comfortable during the process and had confidence in what Dr. Anderson was doing. He was very thorough and pleasant. Also the office was spotless and all the utensils were packaged in a way you felt was appropriate for sanitation. I would give them a…
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Patient Review by Julia V
My mom said USC made a good investment when they accepted DR Anderson, you can tell he was top of his class. He picks nice people to work with him and they are nice and smart and give my mom coffee when she waits.
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Patient Review by Kristin H
They the secretary the billong specialist, the dental technition and the endodontist, comforted me and then had me laughing when I wanted to cry about my procedure. The scheduled me quickly. They where informative and supportive. This is not a requirement for me but The office was so beautiful the chair so comfortable the room…
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