In case of serious damage or infection of tooth nerves, root canal therapy (RCT) is required. It allows to save the tooth and restore its functions. Affordable Dentistry of South Florida performs root canal treatment procedure safely and efficiently.
When do you need it?
Root canal therapy (RCT) is performed in the following cases:
- The tooth pulp has been affected by decay;
- Infection or abscess inside the tooth or at its root;
- Tooth injury.
These conditions cause serious pain, sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods, swelling or tenderness of the gum, and even “pimples” on the gums. If you have at least one of these symptoms, visit your dentist at your earlier convenience!
Root canal therapy
Prior to the therapy, a patient needs visual examination and X-rays. The diagnosis will show certain location of inflammation, and how far it has spread. During the procedure, a patient is administered local anesthesia to prevent pain and discomfort. The dentist makes an access opening at the top of the tooth and inserts special instruments to remove decayed pulp, nerves and bacteria. We apply top-notch dental tools to ensure efficiency and safety of procedures.
Total clearance of root chamber ceases spread of infection and decay. The next step implies sealing of the tooth with a temporary filling, finalized with permanent core and placement of a crown (cap). Now the tooth is protected, its functionality is restored. Sensitivity and inflammation may persist for a few days after the operation – it’s normal.
Benefits of root canal therapy (RCT)
People with toothache and tooth sensitivity should opt for the procedure as soon as possible. Head off the problem before it takes effect! Root canal treatment is the most advanced method with the following benefits:
- The procedure helps eliminate pain totally;
- It’s a more sensible choice than removal of a tooth, because your natural bite is preserved;
- You reduce tooth strain;
- Spread of infection is ceased.
Our skilled dentists from Affordable Dentistry of South Florida ensure safe root canal treatment, being able to deal with pretty complicated issues. We guarantee a high success rate and fast recovery at affordable price.