When Do You Need an Emergency Root Canal?

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There are two main reasons why you would need an emergency root canal. The first reason is if you break your tooth due to an injury. The second reason is if you have an infected tooth.

For a broken tooth, it is important you see our endodontists in Los Angeles no matter what. If they are able to, they will do an emergency root canal treatment in order to save your tooth. The damaged pulp will be removed and your tooth will be restored with a crown. If the break is particularly bad, though, you may need to have it extracted and replaced with a dental implant.

For an infected tooth, it is likely that you will be in an extreme amount of pain. The pain may be throbbing and you may experience some swelling. Sometimes a blister called an abscess will develop on your gums, and if it starts draining, it will cause a bad taste in your mouth. It is important for our emergency root canal dentist in Los Angeles to treat your infected tooth as soon as possible. Without an emergency root canal, it is possible for the infection to spread to other parts of your body and cause serious health issues.

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