Root Canal Therapy in Coral Springs, FL

A root canal is one of the most common treatments for severe tooth decay and the best way to save your natural tooth. Our dentist at Optimum Dentistry in Coral Springs, FL will recommend root canal treatment if the decay reaches the root and causes intense pain. Not treating this condition in time, the decay can spread to your jawbone and cause permanent damage.


What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a therapy of the pulp of the tooth that is infected, inflamed, or dead. The dental pulp is a soft material in the center of your tooth that consists of blood vessels, connective tissue, and the nerve. The center of your tooth (pulp chamber) is a hollow part which contains the pulp, and it continues down canals that extend through the roots of your teeth and into the surrounding bone.

What happens during a Root Canal Therapy?

  • During the root canal therapy, Dr. Santana will first administer local anesthesia to reduce discomfort or pain during the procedure.

  • The next step is to remove the top of the tooth to access the pulp inside.

  • Our dentist then removes all the decayed matter, the pulp and the nerves from the tooth.

  • Once the inside of the tooth is clean, our dentist will fill the space with a special dental agent. This helps strengthen the tooth and ensures there’s no room for infection to set in once again.

  • Lastly, Dr. Santana will place a crown over the affected tooth to ensure it blends in with the rest of your teeth.

A root canal is relatively painless, and the procedure only requires one to two visits. Any lingering inflammation will recede once the root canal is complete.

Signs that You Might Need a Root Canal

It is essential to act quickly if your teeth start bothering you. The last thing you want is for an infection to settle in your jawbone and spread elsewhere. The signs to look out for include:

  • Inflammation and bleeding of the gums.
  • Intense toothache and headaches.
  • Cheek for swelling and discoloration.
  • Extreme sensitivity.

If you experience any or all these symptoms, contact us immediately to book an appointment. Dr. Santana will examine your teeth and determine if a root canal is necessary and will explain the procedure to you in detail. If you want to know more about root canals, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Optimum Dentistry in Coral Springs, FL today!

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