Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a specialized treatment method for restoring a tooth that has experienced an interior infection. The process consists of cleaning out the passages leading to the tooth's root and removing any harmful materials inside the tooth. Our root canal procedures utilize the latest and most advanced techniques possible in order to ensure maximum patient comfort.
Our experts will generally recommend root canal treatment when the interior pulp of a tooth becomes damaged by infection, decay or injury. Dental pulp is a substance that extends from just below the tooth's outer surface, all the way to the tooth's root in the jawbone. When a tooth experiences a fracture, it is possible that harmful oral bacteria will access the tooth's pulp and cause damage to the structure. If this happens, the tooth can rot from the inside out, causing the individual to experience significant pain. Some of the most common symptoms of an infected root canal include a severe toothache, swollen gums, and sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.
During a root canal, advanced dental tools will be used to access the inside of the tooth and to remove any decayed material and infected pulp that is present. To thoroughly clean out the tooth, we will flush out the root canals all the way down to the root. Finally, a crown will be used on the tooth to protect it from future damage. The tooth will be able to be used as normal once the healing process is complete.
The dental care specialists at Siesta Village Dentistry will do everything possible to ensure that your root canal procedure features minimal discomfort and stress. After treatment, your tooth will have its health fully restored and look completely natural. Please call us at (941) 505-1200 to schedule an appointment.