Root Canal Specialist

MG Dental Studio

Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry located in North Hollywood, CA

If you experience tooth pain, swelling, or discoloration, it could be a sign you need a root canal. At MG Dental Studio in North Hollywood, California, Naira Gevorgyan, DDS, Armen Minasyan, DDS, and the compassionate team offer root canals to save severely decaying or infected teeth. Call the office to schedule a same-day appointment or book one online today.

Root Canal Q&A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a restorative dental procedure where your dentist removes bacteria and decay from the inside of your tooth (its pulp) -- to repair the tooth and prevent further deterioration or tooth loss. 

Root canals can treat infected and badly decaying or damaged teeth. The procedure is pain-free, and same-day service is available.

What are signs I might need a root canal?

A root canal may be a good idea if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • A toothache
  • Tooth pain
  • Gum swelling
  • Pus in the gumline
  • A visible hole in your tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • A chip or crack in your tooth

When in doubt about whether you need a root canal, see the MG Dental Studio team for an evaluation. 

Is a root canal right for me?

Your dentist takes dental X-rays, discusses your symptoms, and reviews your oral health history to determine if you need a root canal. They also examine your teeth and gums. In less severe cases, you may only require a filling or dental crown. 

What happens during a root canal?

Before getting a root canal, your dentist numbs the treatment area so you can avoid discomfort. They place a rubber sheet around the affected tooth and make a hole in the top to access its pulp. 

Your dentist cleans out the infected pulp and fills the space with specialized dental materials. They seal the tooth shut and place a dental crown over the top to strengthen and protect it.

What should I expect after a root canal?

After undergoing a root canal, your tooth might be a little sensitive for a day or two. Take good care of your teeth by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and not chewing on hard objects or opening packages with your teeth. Call the MG Dental Studio team if you experience worsening pain or a crown gets damaged.

Don’t let a painful or infected tooth go untreated, putting you at risk of permanent tooth loss. To determine if a root canal is right for you, schedule a same-day appointment with MG Dental Studio by calling the office or booking online today.