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Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care

Dentists & Endodontists located in Beverly Hills, CA

Root Canal Specialist

A Root Canal may be needed in cases where the tooth is seriously infected. Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care in Beverly Hills, CA offers this type of treatment to save teeth.

Root Canal Q & A

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a type of dental preservation focused on teeth that have diseased interiors. The pulp of a tooth, which is made up of the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues, may become infected if the tooth is damaged. This infection can cause serious pain for the patient, sometimes to the point that they can't even bite down freely. In root canal therapy, the pulp is removed but the rest of the tooth is left intact. Root canals are often the best way to save a tooth that might otherwise have to be extracted due to decay.

What Are the Signs That Root Canal Therapy May Be Needed?

For most people, pain is the main indicator that there is an infection in the tooth pulp. The pain often happens when a person is chewing, although it may be present at other times as well. Some people who have an infection in the tooth pulp may develop swelling around the tooth, which can sometimes be evident even on the outer jaw. Sensitivity while brushing the teeth or while drinking hot or cold beverages is also fairly common in people who suffer from infections in the tooth pulp.

How Does the Root Canal Therapy Process Work?

Root canal therapy requires at least 2 different visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the patient will be placed under anesthesia while the dentist extracts the pulp from the tooth. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and then packed with medicated materials. A sealant is used to help repel bacteria, as well. A temporary crown will be placed while the permanent one is being created. The permanent crown is very strong and sturdy. It can be treated as if it's natural tooth material. With this crown in place, the tooth is preserved and will be much less likely to become infected again.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care, we accept most PPOs, select HMO plans for root canal treatment, as well as UC Ship. UC Ship is a system wide plan that provides health benefits to all enrolled students. Here is a list of insurances that we take for PPO plans. Please contact our office for a full list or with any insurance questions.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Delta Dental
Guardian
MetLife
United Healthcare
Testimonials

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    "I love love love going to the dentist now! Thank you Beverly Hills specialty dental care!"

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    "Very knowledgable, kind, and helpful! They took great care of me with excellent service."

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  • Yelp

    "Her concern is taking great care of her patients, relieve pain, and make you feel comfortable. She's someone you can trust."

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    "Dr. Barkhordar is amazing!!...I truly appreciated her dedication, and my teeth feel great now-- no pain or complications!!"

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Location
Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care
9301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 407
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-278-3666
Fax: 310-278-6495
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310-278-3666