What is a root canal?
Root canal treatment, or root canal therapy, is a procedure that involves removing damaged or infected tissue from inside the tooth. Contrary to what many people might think, teeth are not solid but have narrow canals that contain nerve fibers and blood vessels, which can become infected due to trauma, deep decay, or periodontal conditions.
Comfortable Root Canals
At our Lake Worth, FL dental office, we complete root canals painlessly and efficiently for the benefit of our patients.
While root canals are often considered lengthy and painful procedures, our dentist, Dr. Kyle Kromrey, has experience that makes root canals feel no different than a common filling. Of course, as with all infections, the body will need time to heal, but you will feel dramatically better gradually each day.
Root Canal Process
Root canals require our dentist to make a small access point in the tooth. Using rotary instruments, he will clean out the infected tissue and remove all signs of bacteria. Once a sterile environment exists, Dr. Kromrey will place medication and seal the tooth until healing completes.
At your follow-up visit, we will discuss a permanent restoration to protect your root canal tooth. In most cases, after a root canal, we recommend a dental crown. Contact our Lake Worth, FL dental office if you have pain or swelling. We will help you feel comfortable again.