At our dental practice, we understand how important your natural smile is to you. Root canal therapy is a treatment designed to save teeth that are severely damaged or infected, allowing you to maintain your natural teeth rather than opting for extraction. We want to demystify this procedure and explain how it can benefit your oral health.

Understanding the Need for Root Canal Therapy

When the pulp, the soft tissue inside your tooth, becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or a crack or chip, it can cause significant pain and discomfort. Without treatment, the infection can spread, leading to an abscess and further complications. Root canal therapy removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the inside of the tooth, and then fills and seals it to prevent future infection.

The Root Canal Process

The process of a root canal is straightforward and performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Our dentist will carefully access the pulp chamber through a small opening in the crown of the tooth. Using specialized instruments, we will remove the infected tissue and clean the root canals. After thorough cleaning, the canals are filled and sealed. Finally, a crown or filling is placed on the tooth to restore its function and appearance.

Why Choose Root Canal Therapy?

Choosing root canal therapy means opting to preserve your natural tooth structure, which is always preferable to extraction. Here are some benefits of root canal therapy:

  • It alleviates pain and discomfort caused by infection.
  • It prevents the spread of infection to neighboring teeth.
  • It maintains your natural bite and jaw function.
  • It helps preserve your overall oral health.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect you might need a root canal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists, Dr. Dennis Sevel or Dr. Jose Antonio Alfonso. Call Las Olas Family Dental & Implant Center at 954-859-1199 today.

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