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New Image Dental
1608 Centinela Ave, Ste 7, Inglewood, CA 90302
(310)216-9600
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A root canal procedure is performed by a dentist when the tooth’s internal nerve is infected. This procedure relieves pain instantly and helps prevent reinfection of the tooth.

A root canal is a serious procedure but is performed often in our dental office in Inglewood. The root canal procedure is considered safe and effective and is performed either by a dentist or an endodontic.

More than 15 million root canals are performed each year. More than 15 million root canals are performed every year. More than 41,000 root canals are performed each day. Up to 15% of people in the U.S. avoid seeking dental care because of misconceptions and fears.

A common sign that a root canal is needed is sensitivity to hot or cold foods or even a toothache. Other symptoms can include pimples on the gums, swollen or tender gums, pain while chewing or biting, or a chipped tooth. Visiting New Image Dental in Inglewood at least 2 times per year can help prevent infections causing tooth decay, nerve infections, and other dental-related health issues.

Are root canals painful?

Root canals aren’t more painful than any other dental procedure. If you suffer from fear or dental anxiety New Image Dental is a specialist for painless dental procedures. With anesthesia, a root canal can feel like any other dental procedure, such as getting a filling. However, a root canal can result in some soreness or numbness after the procedure and perhaps some slight discomfort.

Although it may seem frightening to get a root canal, patients report instant relief after their procedure as the infection is removed. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease any post-procedure symptoms which should not last more than a week or two.

What happens during a root canal?

New Image Dental patient an African American woman at New Image Dental office after a tooth infection treatmentFirst, local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth and surrounding area. Then, your dentist will remove any signs of decay. We will then make a small hole in the tooth for access. After that, a dentist will remove the nerves, blood vessels, and tissue inside the tooth.

After, debris and bacteria will be flushed out. Once the canal has been cleared out and shaped, your dentist will add a flexible dental material called gutta-percha to fill the tooth canal. After the tooth has been cleaned out and filled, a protective seal is added to shield the tooth from additional bacteria and possible reinfection. Finally, a temporary filling is added over the tooth.

A second visit may also be needed if the tooth is severely infected in order to let it heal and clear before continuing with the treatment. During this second visit, your tooth will be cleaned out, sealed, and protected from further damage.

Do I need a crown?

If your tooth needs a crown, your dentist will begin shaving away to round the tooth off and prepare it for the crown. During your first treatment visit, you will receive a temporary crown and a permanent crown will be placed during the second visit. Crowns are custom-made and may take a few days.

Root Canal vs Extraction

Tooth extraction is another option to fix an infected tooth. Tooth extraction is simpler, but, unlike a root canal, an extraction can leave your smile incomplete.

The extraction consists of completely removing the tooth along with the infected gums and nerves. Without getting a dental implant to replace the infected tooth, you may risk jawbone deterioration and dental drift. A root canal may be the better option as it is always better to preserve the natural tooth. But, if the damage is extensive and cannot be safely fixed, your dentist may suggest an extraction.

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Dental office in Inglewood, CA. Our goal is to make nervous patients comfortable while taking great pride in creating beautiful new smiles every day as the top dentists in Los Angeles since 2001.

New Image Dental is located at 1608 Centinela Ave near La Cienega. Our dental office is close to LAX and is just nimunes from the 405 freeway. For detailed driving directions see here on Google maps.

The Dentist office has tools from the future and this extraction was painless
Dante P., Compton, CA
New Image Dental patient review 5 star dentist near Los Angeles
The level of personal attention Joann gives me by my greeting me by last name as I enter is so calming. The dentist is usually a place you regret coming but Dr Layson and Dr Adams has changed my perception of the dentist forever...

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I highly recommend New Image Dental
Kerry H, Inglewood, CA
New Image Dental patient review 5 star dental ofice in Inglewood
Very friendly and courteous staff. Dentist near me Dr. Adams was awesome. She was informative , and really erased my concerns and reservations, She assured me I wouldn't "feel any pain" during my procedure and she delivered as promised.

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Went here for an emergency tooth issue
Claudia G, Inglewood, CA
New Image Dental patient review 5 star dentist Inglewood
The best office I have been to by far they are absolutely pain free i came in for extraction of wisdom teeth I didn't even feel a thing including the numbing that would be the first time in my entire life that I have been to a dentist that was pain free !!

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