Root Canals are required when there is an infection in the soft tissue within the tooth structure, which creates an empty space or “abscess” underneath the tooth. This empty space can undermine the structure of the tooth and the materials that hold the tooth in place. A root canal is performed to remove the infected material inside the tooth, where it is replaced with an antibacterial filler that will preserve the tooth and the healthy tissue surrounding it.
Due to some of the more recent advancements in technology and anesthetics, root canals are no longer a feared procedure but a routine one. We will do everything possible to make your root canal procedure as comfortable as possible. We use both topical and local anesthesia to numb any pain you may experience. Ask your dentist about sedation options and how we can take the stress out of your root canal.
Because the tooth that is infected can sometimes be compromised in structure or otherwise chipped or discolored, a crown may need to be placed over the tooth in order to restore its chewing function and integration with your other healthy teeth. Crowns are usually placed after a root canal is performed on the back molars. Crowns help to preserve the affected tooth for years after the procedure is done.
After a healing period of 3 months, your dental implant will be placed in the jawbone. After this heals, the abutment and dental crown will be placed on top.
If you think you have an infection or abscess under a tooth, you may be a candidate for a root canal. We are here to help you gain confidence in your smile. Call our office today if you have any questions and our staff will be glad to help you out.Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Dr. Kyle Kromrey was born and raised in South Florida, graduating from University of Florida, both for his undergraduate and his D.M.D. Go Gators! Upon graduation from dental school, he received additional training for advanced dental care in Cape Coral, Florida in a private practice setting...Read More >>
Dr. Morgan Coakley was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. After attending the University of Florida to study microbiology she always knew healthcare was in her future. She went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University...
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