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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

You've surely heard of a root canal, but do you know when they're performed? This common dental procedure is used at Eagle Rock root canalFamily Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA to remove decay and preserve the roots of an otherwise healthy tooth. Below, your Los Angeles family and cosmetic dentists, Dr. R.K. Chetty and Dr. Chethan Chetty, explain some signs that a root canal might be in your near future.


Breaking a tooth is never fun, but when it can't be repaired with conventional means - such as bonding - than a root canal might be necessary to save its roots and maintain its appearance. Your family and cosmetic dentist can bring your damaged tooth back to normal with a root canal and crown to finish it off.

Advanced decay

Small spots of decay can usually be repaired with a cavity filling. However, if the decay is large or deep and has affected the pulp, a filling may not be enough. A root canal, however, can remove all of the decay and keep the roots of your tooth intact at the same time. By placing a crown over the affected tooth, your Los Angeles family and cosmetic dentist can restore your dental health.


When advanced decay enters the inner tissues of a tooth, the result can be a constant and painful reminder that it's time for a root canal from your Los Angeles family and cosmetic dentist. That's because the infection has affected the nerves that connect to the tooth, which signals to your brain that there's something not right. For many people who haven't experienced them, root canals have a reputation for being painful, but they're actually performed to relieve the pain that dental infections can cause.

If you think you might need a root canal, your Los Angeles, CA family and cosmetic dentists at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry can help you! Contact us to schedule an evaluation.

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