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What Is a Root Canal?
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A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures to fix an infected tooth. Well over 14 million root canals are performed each year. The simple treatment helps save your natural teeth and prevents the need for dental implants or bridges.
At Winter Garden Smiles, we safely perform root canals to decrease pain and increase dental health. The tooth’s center is pulp, a collection of blood vessels that helps build the surrounding tooth, and an infection here warrants a visit to the dentist. Symptoms of an infection include visible injury, swelling of the tooth, temperature sensitivity, or pain in the tooth and gums.
Reasons for a pulp infection requiring a root canal include:
How Is a Root Canal Performed?
Our experts use modern technology to give you a painless result.
If your tooth doesn’t qualify for endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you’ll be informed at the time of consultation. We’ll also monitor for issues during or after treatment.
We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You’ll be able to drive home after treatment and will most likely be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
The injured pulp is removed, and the root canal is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. We typically use local anesthesia and complete treatment in one or more visits, depending on the patient. 90% of cases are successful.
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After Care for Your Root Canal
What are the next steps?
If an endodontist completed your root canal, a record of your treatment will be sent to our office. Please contact us for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion.
Dr. Gil… Click to learn more about Dr. Gil … then decides on the best type of restoration to protect your tooth. It’s rare for patients to experience complications after a routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. However, if a problem does occur, we’re always available to help.
To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene. Consider a root canal as an investment in your oral health; the cost varies on several factors, such as the type of tooth and severity of the damage. In general, though, the treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.