Los Angeles Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Microscope Enhanced Dental Practice

Leveraging today's latest technology, Los Angeles dentist Dr. Meir Agaki has been trained and experienced in MTA pulp therapy.

A tooth is made of three layers, the enamel, dentin and the pulp.  On the top is the enamel. The dentin is the second layer followed by the inner core the pulp tissue. When cavities are deep a dentist may expose the pulp tissue during decay removal.  When this occurred in the past, the tooth would have require an immediate root canal.  There was never a material discovered that could be placed to protect the pulp from irritation and necrosis. In the past dentist have attempted to provide pulp cap procedures using old materials like Calcium Hydroxide paste with failure. But  this is not true today.  Thanks to some researchers in Loma Linda, CA a material called MTA has been discovered to be very successful in pulp repair or pulp therapy.  MTA works well when asymptomatic vital teeth require pulp repair especially in young adults.  To be successful the research shows that the tooth must be throughly cleaned with a HIGH MAGNIFICATION OPERATING microscope and caries indicating solution before using MTA paste and a strong filler as the final restoration.  Dr. Meir Agaki has done this procedure using his special Carl Zeiss Microscope with great success.  MTA is still under a patent and the procedure is costly, but it is the treatment of choice.  A Root canal therapy will weaken a tooth structurally and a long term prognosis may be effected.  Pulp therapy should always be the treatment of choice in asymptomatic vital teeth, especially in a younger person.


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  • 11511 W. Washington Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
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    Los Angeles, CA 90034
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