Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy at Long Beach Dental Group

A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is part of the natually occuring space within a tooth tha consists of what is called the “pulp chamber” that connects the root to the surface.

There are essentially two primary ways to fill a root canal: vertical condensation and lateral condensation. According to the latest research, warm vertical condensation shows that it is more like to have an advantage in completely filling up roots of the teeth.

The purpose of a root canal dental procedure is to remove bacteria, nerve tissue and organic debris left over from the breakdown of nerve tissues within a tooth.

While a root canal can be painful, the experts at the Long Beach Dental Group make sure that your root canal procedure is as pain-free as possible. In nearly 9 out of 10 cases, Root canals are successful. In rare situations where teeth have had this procedure performed, the tooth may become more brittle and be more susceptible to a fracture.

In order to match teeth, it is recommended to have a crown placed over a tooth that has a root canal.  This will help to rebuild and protect it. Call Long Beach Dental Group today for more information about root canal therapy.

Contact Long Beach Dental Group today at 562-439-0494 with any questions!