Endodontics – Root Canal Therapy in Delray Beach, FL
The Endodontists at Advanced Dentistry South Florida utilize state-of-the-art technology and years of experience to help give patients a comfortable experience while undergoing endodontic treatment. Our Endodontists believe in the treatment of our patient’s natural teeth while providing the least amount of pain and discomfort as possible, along with the least amount of downtime for each patient.
While there are times that a patient’s tooth may not be salvageable, it is very important to our doctors that the attempt is made to do so, even for the most injured or decayed tooth.
What is Endodontics
Endodontics is the dental specialty that concentrates on the nerves of the teeth. Endodontists specialize in the treatment of the roots and pulp of the tooth. The word “Endodontic” is derived from two words – one being “endo”, which means inside, and one being “odont”, which means tooth. One of the most common Endodontic procedures is a root canal. During the root canal procedure, your Endodontist will remove the infected nerve before it has a chance to become an abscess. If left untreated, the abscess can become a much bigger problem and cause bone loss.
What are the benefits of Endodontics?
A professional, experienced Endodontist will help save your tooth if it has become infected inside the root. If this infection is not caught, it may continue to spread and possibly infect the surrounding areas of the tooth. The pain involved if not treated will only worsen without endodontic treatment. You have the choice to either extract the tooth, or opt for root canal treatment. Root canal treatment, if caught early enough will save the tooth, where a tooth extraction may cause further damage due to a missing tooth. This may cause a negative impact on your dental and overall health, leading to many other health concerns. Having an expert Endodontist perform root canal treatment on your tooth is a benefit that far outweighs the other option. An endodontic procedure can have many benefits way beyond the tooth.
Root canal treatment procedure
An anesthetic will be used by your endodontic specialist before the root canal treatment begins. This is done to help minimize any pain or discomfort the patient may feel. There are also options for IV sedation. Your endodontist will speak with you about which option is best before proceeding. The Endodontist will then proceed to remove any decay that has set in and then treat the root canal by disinfecting it. After the decay is taken care of, your doctor will then place a dental crown over the tooth. The dental crown will act as your normal tooth, bringing back the normal look, appearance and functionality nature intended. Your doctor will then go over proper maintenance so that you can help ensure many more years of functionality with your newly treated tooth.
Our Endodontists are laser focused with the help of the Seiler Precision Microscope. This dental microscope allows us to operate and perform a root canal in Delray Beach in a continuous magnification range with pinpoint accuracy. The Seiler microscope has revolutionized the way root canals are performed and is specifically designed and engineered for dental professionals.
If you suffer from the effects of a badly decayed tooth, seeing an Endodontist at Advanced Dentistry South Florida may be the best choice for you. Advanced Dentistry South Florida provides excellent root canal treatment for patients from Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and surrounding areas of South Florida. We are very pleased to offer Endodontics and various other dental procedures to help our patients live a healthy, optimal life. To learn more about how root canal therapy can help you, please contact our office today at 561-495-2099 or visit our contact page. We look forward to helping you on your way to a better, healthier you!