Save Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy with Our West Palm Beach Dentist
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed by our West Palm Beach dentist that involves the removal of infected or damaged tissue from the innermost part of the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that help to nourish and support the tooth. When the pulp becomes infected or damaged due to decay, trauma, or other factors, it can cause severe pain and lead to further dental problems.
Root canal therapy is a highly effective treatment at Family Dentistry of Forest Hill that can save a damaged or infected tooth from extraction. The procedure involves removing the damaged or infected pulp and cleaning the root canals of the tooth. The root canals are then filled with a rubber-like material and sealed with a dental filling to prevent further infection.
The root canal therapy procedure is typically performed over the course of two or more appointments. During the first appointment, we will numb the affected tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. We will then make an opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp and remove it using specialized tools. The root canals will then be cleaned and shaped to prepare them for filling.
At the next appointment, we'll fill the root canals with a rubber-like material. This helps to seal the canals and prevent further infection. We'll then place a dental filling or crown on top of the tooth to protect it and restore its function.
After the root canal therapy procedure, patients may experience some discomfort or sensitivity, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and follow any post-operative instructions provided by our team to ensure the best possible outcome, but if there is anything you have questions or concerns about, we encourage you to reach out to our office.
Have any further questions about root canal treatment? Are you looking to schedule a consultation with our West Palm Beach dentist? Wait no longer - call Family Dentistry of Forest Hill at (561) 585-5891 and our front desk staff will happily assist you. We can't wait to see your smile!