Our dentist may recommend a root canal if your tooth is damaged or infected. This treatment works to save your tooth from extraction, preventing the need for more extensive and invasive treatments to restore your oral health and smile. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Gabriel Jaramillo and learn more about root canal therapy in Pompano Beach, Florida, contact Emergency Dental & Dentures 24-7 today at 954-531-6689.
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure recommended when severe damage, decay or infection has reached the dental pulp of a tooth. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth and contains the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues that keep your tooth alive and healthy. When this pulp is infected or damaged, it can cause increased tooth sensitivity, pain and abscesses, and may eventually result in the death of the tooth. Root canals are recommended to help prevent the loss of the tooth and are often the only alternative to tooth extraction.
Root canal treatment is a highly effective option for treating a damaged or infected tooth, and thanks to advances in dentistry, it is a generally painless procedure. Most root canals can be completed in just one or two appointments.
When you receive a root canal, our dentist will first numb the area around the affected tooth to ensure your comfort. A small hold will then be made in the tooth to access the pulp chamber and canals, and the infected or damaged pulp will be removed. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before being filled with medicated material to prevent reinfection and sealed. Finally, a crown will be placed to protect the tooth from any damage and fully restore your oral health and function.
If you have any questions about root canal therapy or would like to schedule your appointment, please contact our office and speak with a member of our team.