What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is 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 open space can undermine the tooth structure and the materials that hold the tooth in place. A root canal is performed to remove the infected material inside the tooth. It is replaced with an antibacterial filler that will help preserve the tooth and the healthy tissue surrounding it.

Will It Hurt?

Because of some of the more recent advancements in technology and anesthetics, root canals are no longer a feared procedure but a routine one instead. 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.

Do I Need a Crown?

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 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.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy:

  • Preserves bone
  • Restores function
  • Preserves teeth
  • Keeps gum tissue healthy
  • Eliminates toothache
  • Offers a safe procedure


After a healing period of three months, your dental implant will be placed in the jawbone. After this heals, the abutment and dental crown will be placed on top.

Are You Looking for Root Canal Therapy?

If you think you have an infection or abscess under a tooth, you may be a candidate for a root canal therapy in Lake Worth, Florida. Our dentists and team are here to help you gain confidence in your smile. Call Palms Dental Care today at 561-801-1044 if you have any questions, and we will be glad to help you.