Many people are afraid of root canals, but this is a very safe and common procedure. Here we will go over the basics around this procedure.
How the Work
A root canal treatment is a procedure in which the diseased pulpal tissue in the root canals are removed, disinfected, cleaned, and sealed. This is usually necessary following inflammation and infection of the pulp as a result of severe decay or in a very heavily filled or damaged tooth. However, if left untreated, an infected tooth can spread into the bone and even cause an abscess and can be more painful and impact your overall general health. The good news is that once a tooth has had the appropriate endodontic treatment followed by a proper restoration, it can last as long as your other teeth.
A root canal is given to a tooth in lieu of a tooth extraction. This means that instead of losing your teeth, you get to salvage it, and enjoy its function in the mouth. When a root canal is performed, the pulp tissue is removed, relieving the patient of any pain symptom. At completion, the tooth will no longer be vital, but it is allowed to remain in the mouth. By having a root canal done, you can salvage your natural tooth and keep your smile intact.
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Root canals offer the best chance to preserve a natural tooth in which the dental pulp and nerve have been irreversibly damaged by decay, disease, or an oral trauma. More than 15 million root canals are performed annually. A root canal is advised when there is enough sound root and crown structure remaining to eventually restore form and function to the involved tooth. When a root canal is necessary, you want to go to an experienced, compassionate dentist who has a proven track record for successful root canal procedures. At Gardens Family Dentistry, your Palm Beach Gardens root canal will be done by Dr. Dalia Al-Azzawi, a veteran of this treatment.
Symptoms of a dental infection due to permanent damage to the nerve of a tooth include swelling of the gums and face, increased sensitivity to temperature, and a severe toothache. If this infection is left untreated, an abscess and eventual tooth loss are likely consequences. Root canal therapy involves cleaning and shaping each canal, and then filling them with a special inert material. Following this they are sealed to prevent any subsequent infection. Once your Palm Beach Gardens root canal therapy has been completed, the tooth should be fully restored as recommended. With root canal, Dr. Al-Azzawi can save your natural tooth and beautifully restored to serve you well for many years.
At Gardens Family Dentistry, we offer a wide list of services from general dentistry to the most advanced dental treatments to meet your entire family’s dental needs. Whether you are looking for routine dental care, restorative work, cosmetic dentistry, emergency treatments, a Palm Beach Gardens root canal, or any other dental procedure, let us take care of your dental needs.