Endodontics in Burbank

A tooth may become severely decayed due to poor oral hygiene or trauma. A decaying tooth can lead to infection, which has the potential to spread to other parts of the mouth and body. In order to salvage the tooth, a root canal may be necessary, and in his Burbank dental office Dr. Michael Kowalik performs root canal therapy for local patients.


What is a Root Canal and Why Would I Need One?

A root canal is necessary when a tooth becomes so severe that it risks damaging the tooth or when the tooth has already been taken over by decay. A root canal removes the pulp of the tooth and replaces it with a filling material that saves the tooth from infection.

Root canals are necessary for the benefit of neighboring teeth and overall health. If a decayed tooth is not treated, the infection could spread through the bloodstream to other parts of the body.

What does a Root Canal Involve?

Your dentist will begin by numbing your gums, tooth, and other surrounding areas of the mouth. The dentist will then isolate the infected tooth and use a drill to access the pulp. The infected pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned, and then injected with a root canal filling.

A crown may also be used to cap the tooth once the root canal is complete. This helps strengthen the tooth after it has been drilled. Once the tooth has been filled, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth and create a crown that matches seamlessly with existing teeth.

Root Canal Therapy in Burbank

Patients with a broken or infected tooth can benefit from an extraction, dental bridge, or implant, but attempting to preserve the natural tooth is always the best option. We perform all root canal procedures in our Burbank office with the latest in modern dental technology.

Technology has made root canal therapy easier and much more precise, making the procedure a more patiently-friendly experience.

Call Us Today!

A root canal can prevent and treat infections in the tooth. For more information about root canal therapy in Burbank, contact Dr. Michael Kowalik today and schedule an appointment!


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