If a tooth is severely infected, decayed, or injured, root canal therapy may be an effective option for avoiding tooth extraction and restoring your smile’s function and health. Our experienced Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Cranon, will first remove the infected or decayed portion of the dental pulp. He will then fill in the remaining tooth structure, and finally cap the tooth with a dental crown to protect it and to restore its shape and function. Root canal therapy is effective in treating a tooth affected by:

  • Severe injury or trauma
  • Decayed dental pulp
  • An abscess or infection

Root canal therapy can help to prevent infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity, or swelling of the gums or face, you may need a root canal. We encourage you to call Daryl Cranon DDS General Dentistry today to schedule your consultation. We are eager to help you improve your oral health!