Root Canals Specialist

Dentalogics®

Dentists located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Root canals have gotten a bad reputation, but us dentists don’t know why! These are the types of treatments that actually make you feel better!

What to expect

Root canal therapy can save a tooth that has become severely infected or decayed. When diagnosis indicates the need for a root canal treatment, our first priority is our patients’ peace of mind. Offering an extensive menu of pain-management options, our first order of business is to ensure that our patients are at-ease about the procedure. Dr. Gabi in Brentwood, makes root canal therapy as relaxing as possible.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL

-Spontaneous pain even when you’re not eating or drinking
-Pain that wakes you up in the middle of the night
-Toothache that worsens when pressure is applied or when eating
-Darkening or discoloration of a tooth
-Recurring swelling of the gums
-Tenderness in the gums
-Extreme sensitivity to cold or heat

Ignoring these signs or symptoms can be detrimental to your oral health, and may lead to further complications including increased pain or an abscessed tooth. If you are unsure about any of the symptoms you’re experiencing, schedule an appointment for a consultation and evaluation.

WHAT TO EXPECT

For most patients, a root canal can be performed in a single visit. Our pre-treatment preparation ensures that both the tooth and the affected area are fully anesthetized for the entire procedure. In most cases, once the tooth is repaired we recommend protecting it with a porcelain crown to prevent fracture.

DURING YOUR ROOT CANAL

After full anesthesia is achieved, treatment will be completed in either one or two appointments based on the health of the pulpal tissue. If your tooth was severely infected, we may opt to place a medication in your canals for one or two weeks before completing the root canal to effectively decontaminate the area. A temporary filling will be used in between treatments to keep the area sterile. The height of the tooth is reduced so that this new tooth is not an active player in the bite.

AFTER YOUR ROOT CANAL

After treatment, you may experience similar pain than before treatment for about two days. You should avoid chewing on that side of your mouth for a couple of days or until the tenderness has subsided. Dr. Gabi will prescribe a final restoration for the tooth. It’s important to remember that teeth with root canals have a higher percentage of fracture as well.

Insurance

Insurance can be complicated and confusing. We're here to help you figure it out.

For patients with larger treatment needs we will work hand in hand with you to find payment plans that are comfortable for you and your family.

We will help you understand your coverage.

We provide a complimentary insurance verification and breakdown of benefits and copayments before your first appointment.

Please e-mail us (hello@dentalogics.com) a photo of the front and back of your insurance card along with the primary account holders birthday and we will provide you an estimate of your coverage. (Please note that e-mail is not HIPPA Compliant. If you do not wish to email your information, free to call us instead at 424-322-9707)

No Insurance, No Problem

You’re not alone! Many of our patients don’t have dental insurance. Reach out and we will make sure you know what to expect before you walk in the door.

For patients with larger treatment needs we will work hand in hand with you to find payment plans that are comfortable for you and your family.

For patients with larger out of pocket expenses, we recommend Care Credit. For more information about applying for a care credit account go to: www.carecredit.com

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield
Careington Solutions Simplified
Cigna
Delta Dental
Dental Benefit Providers
DenteMax
Guardian
Humana
MetLife