Root Canal Treatment

In situations when the inner portion of a tooth becomes damaged by infection or decay, root canal treatment may be the best option for saving the tooth. The process consists of removing the living material within a tooth and replacing it a special medicated filling, thus preserving its integrity and structure. Once completed, the treated tooth will have its function and appearance fully restored.

A tooth’s root canal becomes infected when decay reaches the pulp of a tooth or when a bacterial infection spreads to the root tip or the inside of a tooth. Some signs of a root canal infection include:

  • Intense toothache
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Tenderness and swelling
  • Recurring abscess

Root canal treatment starts by using local anesthesia to numb the tooth. The tooth is kept dry during the procedure using a rubber sheet, which also prevents the infection from spreading. The oral care expert will use specialized dental tools to access the inner portions of the tooth and remove any infected pulp, damaged nerve tissue and visible decay. Once the unwanted material is removed, the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed with a filling material. A temporary crown will be placed over the surface of the tooth in order to prevent any fractures. The patient will later return for a follow-up visit to have a permanent crown applied.

If you would like to learn more about root canal treatment, please contact us to arrange for a consultation. You may call us at (786) 320-7554 to set up an appointment.

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