Root Canal Treatment in Delray Beach, FL
Let’s face it, the thought of having a root canal procedure done isn’t the most attractive offer you can think of. However, the alternative of having to live with terrible toothaches and pain isn’t such an appealing thought, either. At Advanced Dentistry South Florida, our Endodontists are highly experienced and have been treating patients for many years. What this means for you is that the negative thoughts about visiting the dentist can be thrown out the window. We make sure that even though you’ll be receiving a routine root canal treatment, your comfort is still a priority, and the doctors here know exactly how to help you relax. Stop dealing with pain!
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach all the way to the nerve. Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal therapy, also. Once this occurs, the nerve becomes infected and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone, which is referred to as an abscess. By the time the nerve is infected, it must be treated and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, not to mention very painful.
Do I need root canal treatment?
It is always necessary to consult your dentist to determine exactly what is happening inside your mouth. You may need root canal therapy if you have certain symptoms causing the nerve to be infected. Symptoms that the nerve has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. This is why it is vital to your oral health (and overall health) to make your dental appointments at least twice a year for routine hygiene.
What is the root canal treatment process?
This treatment is performed to clean out the infected area, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy. Our Root Canal Specialist (Endodontist) utilizes state of the art technology which allows most root canals to be completed in just one visit. Our specialized endodontic microscope provides the specialist with the ability to view areas of the mouth that are impossible to see with the naked eye.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms explained here, please call Advanced Dentistry South Florida at 561-495-2099 to schedule an appointment ASAP. We fill up quickly, so please do not hesitate to contact us