Root Canal Therapy (otherwise known as Endodontics) is necessary to treat a badly infected tooth, or a tooth with significant decay.
With today’s advances in dental science, the majority of these teeth can now be saved. Dr. Hekmat’s use of special anesthetics and techniques allows him to perform root canal treatments with surprising comfort, safety and minimal recovery time.
Dr. Hekmat was recently honored by USC’s School of Dentistry with the Paul K. Hill Award for Excellence in Root Canal Treatments.
Some indications of the need for root canal treatment include:
- Sudden pain or throbbing while biting
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Severe decay or injury that creates an abcess (infection) in the bone