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Root Canals in West LA

Westchester Endodontics Dentistry

When the matter in the center of a tooth (referred to as the "pulp" and consisting of connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels) becomes severely infected, endodontic dentistry may be required. A skilled dentist would need to remove the infected pulp and maintain the tooth. Endodontics refers to the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of a tooth's pulp and canals (called "root canals").

At South Bay Smiles, we are experienced in dealing with root canal procedures and always strive to help our clients through this procedure with comfort and care. Treating infected pulp in a tooth is of the utmost importance because, if left untreated, it can affect the bone surrounding the tooth, causing an abscess—not to mention a great deal of pain.

Trauma to a tooth, an untreated cavity, or an infected tooth are all causes for a root canal procedure to be necessary. If you have not been to the dentist in some time, or if you are experiencing pain in any of your teeth, it is important to consult a dentist right away to make sure your teeth are clean, healthy, and free of infection.

If you consult a dentist soon enough, a root canal may not even be necessary if the pulp in your tooth is infected. With proper care and treatment, it is possible that the situation will reverse itself.

Westchester cosmetic dentist Dr. Bradley Matthew, DDS, MICOI, is an experienced endodontic dentist who knows how to best deal with root canals and help his patients through the process, including caring for their teeth after the procedure. We help patients throughout Playa Del Ray, Marina Del Ray, Culver City, Hawthorn, Ladera Heights, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and Westchester.

Contact a West LA cosmetic dentist at South Bay Smiles today!

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Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI

from His Great Dentist Reviews!

South By Smiles improves patient smiles throughout all of Los Angeles including Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Ladera Ranch, Westchester, Hawthorn, Venice, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and the surrounding areas.
  • “He & staff were wonderful, sensitive, thorough, and did/do great work!”

    Current Patient

  • “The office is very clean, the staff very professional and you are always taken in a timely matter”

    Eric B.

  • “Bradley is a true professional!”

    Joel E.C.

  • “His practice at South Bay Smiles is a must-choose for anyone looking for high-quality dental work.”

    Tom L.

  • “My teeth have never looked so good.”


  • “I highly recommend Dr. Matthew and the folks at South Bay Smiles to care for your teeth.”

    Jason F.

  • “Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI is an amazing family dentist.”

    Stacy B.

  • “Dr. Brad is a great dentist.”

    Hill C.

  • “As a fellow dentist, I can recommend him and his work without reservation.”

    Tom S.

  • “Dr. Matthew was great, not only professional but gentle and good humored! Highly recommended.”

    Sebastien D.

  • “Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI strives to make all of his patients feel relaxed, comfortable and feel good at the dentist.”

    Current Patient

  • “The final results were remarkable!”

    Current Patient

  • “Dr. Brad. Fixed my mouth with a smile and minimal cost to me.”

    Brandon A.S.

  • “I feel like family at Dr. Matthew's office.”

    Current Patient

  • “You and your amazing staff worked so hard over the summer and made me feel so much more conformable with my smile.”

    Lauren I.

why we are the premier choice

  • Professional & Experienced

    Dr. Matthews has over 17 years of professional dental experience.

  • We Put Our Patients First

    We provide a welcoming environment and always keep our patients informed.

  • Top Rated Reviews

    We are proud that our patients rave about their experience and services with 5-star reviews.

  • Emergency Service Available

    We offer our patients same-day visits for dental emergencies.