Laser root canal therapy available at progressive Beverly Hills, CA practice

Root canal therapy brings immediate relief of discomfort caused by infection and inflammation at the center of a tooth. For many years, the traditional procedure did not change much. Today, patients in the Beverly Hills, CA area have access to an advanced technique – laser root canal therapy at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills.

Root canal basics

At the core of each tooth is a chamber that houses vascular tissues, providing blood supply to the tooth. Pulp and nerves extend deep into the roots of teeth. When a tooth is decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged, oral pathogens find their way into the pulp chamber. The resulting infection creates pressure within the tooth and inflames nerves.

Root canal therapy involves opening the tooth and removing damaged structure. Pulp and nerves are eliminated, and empty canals are cleaned. The pulp chamber is sealed, and the tooth is protected with a strong porcelain crown.

Shedding light on root canals

Full sterilization of canals is crucial to the long-term success of a root canal procedure. In the past, this was attempted with chemical disinfectants. Tooth structure, though, contains microscopic tubules – channels where bacteria can hide.

Our dentists use laser energy to vaporize debris and bacteria from root canals. This is the most thorough sterilization technique available.

Benefits of laser root canal therapy

  • Approved by the FDA.
  • Removal of bacteria without damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Can be used in combination with conventional methods.
  • Laser energy reaches areas that metal instruments cannot.
  • Reduced risk of complications such as a dental file breaking off in a canal.
  • Less local anesthetic is needed.
  • More comfortable treatment, with less bleeding, swelling, and post anesthesia pain.
  • Post-procedure pain medication may be unnecessary.
  • Improved success rate.
Talk with our team about advanced treatments such as laser dentistry root canal to preserve dental health. The number is (310) 692-7855.