Cooper City Root Canal Dentist
A root canal is the treatment of the center of the tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. The center of the tooth, called the pulp, is a soft substance that consists of nerve, blood vessels and connective tissue. Symptoms of the infection include visible injury or swelling of the tooth and sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of the symptoms, contact root canal dentist in Cooper City.
In addition, other common reasons for needing root canal treatment include pain, abscess, deep decay, trauma, fracture or repeated dental procedures.
Our Cooper City root canal dentist will take an x-ray of the tooth. If he determines that you need a root canal treatment, he will schedule 1 or 2 appointments based on the size and duration of the abscess and other factors.
Before starting root canal therapy, a local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your complete comfort. A dental dam is placed on the infected site to isolate the affected area. A small opening is made through the top of the tooth to gain access to the pulp. The pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the root canal, is removed from the chamber and canals. The canals are then cleaned with a disinfecting solution. X-rays may be taken throughout the procedure to ensure each canal is being adequately treated.
Once the canals are cleaned, they are filled with a rubber-like material to protect and seal. A temporary filling may be placed in the opening until it can be replaced by a permanent filling. After the root canal is completed, the tooth will need a crown to protect it from fracturing.
After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have a full restoration.
Root canal therapy can preserve a patient’s tooth for a lifetime. It is a highly successful procedure with more than a 95% success rate.
Be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with our dentist to ensure your treatment is healing correctly. If a problem occurs, contact our Cooper City root canal dentist. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene daily.
About Our Cooper City Root Canal Dentists
We are proud to provide our patients with the highest quality of patient care available. Our top priority is the well being of our patients. Our office takes pride in knowing up to date policies and procedures. With this in mind, we attend several conferences during the year and participate in continuing education classes as well.
Our office provides comfort to our patients by providing them with our gentle team interaction, state of the art equipment, including digital x-rays and up to date literature on several procedures from preventive care to cosmetic dentistry.