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By Miracle Dental Center
August 23, 2018
Category: Oral Health

root canal therapyYou might need a root canal if you are experiencing a severe toothache or constant mouth pain. Root canals are needed when the soft pulp material inside a tooth becomes infected and the infection spreads down through the root. Left untreated, an abscess can form below the tooth and the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth. Extraction is sometimes necessary, but a root canal can save your tooth from extraction. At Miracle Dentistry, Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Dr. Dora Rodriguez are your dentists in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL, for root canal therapy.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy or treatment is a dental procedure for strengthening and restoring an infected tooth. Root canal therapy is needed when the soft pulpy center of a tooth and its root becomes infected. In some cases, the infection causes an abscess to develop beneath the tooth. When that happens, the infection can more easily spread to other areas of the mouth.

In some cases, it is best to extract a severely infected tooth. However, since root canal therapy can strengthen and restore infected teeth, it can often be used to save a tooth from extraction. Your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines dentist can determine if a root canal is needed in your case. Signs your tooth is infected and root canal therapy might be needed include:

  • A persistent or severe toothache
  • Constant pressure or pain in the mouth
  • Sharp pain when biting or chewing food
  • Tooth sensitivity foods or drinks that are hot or cold

Root canal therapy is similar to filling a cavity in a tooth with decay. Infected areas in the center of the tooth and root are cleared out. The interior of the tooth and root are then thoroughly cleaned. Finally, the tooth and root are filled in and sealed with dental filling, much like filling a cavity. In some cases, your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines dentist might place a dental crown over the tooth to further protect it. After the root canal procedure, the tooth will be restored and will be strong enough to resume normal biting and chewing functions free of pain or sensitivity.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy delivers several benefits beyond saving an infected tooth from extraction. Other benefits of root canal therapy include:

  • Removing signs of infection
  • Preventing infection from spreading
  • Alleviating tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Strengthening and restoring infected teeth

Root canal therapy can save an infected tooth from extraction by strengthening and restoring it. If you are experiencing mouth pain, tooth sensitivity, or a toothache, you might need a root canal. To find out if root canal therapy is needed in your case, schedule an appointment with Dr. Yazji-Corey or Dr. Rodriguez by calling Miracle Dentistry in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL, at (954) 885-9560.

By Miracle Dental Center
April 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Have you ever asked yourself, “what can root canal therapy do for me?”

If you live in Cooper City, FL, that's a great question to ask a qualified dentist such as the staff at Miracle Dental Center. As it turns out, there is plenty that root canal therapy can do for you, starting with repairing decaying, infected or inflamed teeth.Root Canal

How will you know if you need a root canal?

You probably won't -- unless you notice swelling  in your jaw or you experience pain in a tooth, especially when you chew something or when you sip something hot or cold -- until your Cooper City, FL checks your teeth and discovers a problem.

But just because your teeth don't hurt doesn't mean you don't have a problem; that's why it's important to visit your Cooper City, FL. dentist regularly.

To understand why you might need a root canal and what root canal therapy can do for you, it helps to understand what is happening inside a tooth that is inflamed or infected. Inside each one of your teeth is an inner area of soft tissue called the pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. The pulp is surrounded by a hard layer called the dentin; that dentin layer is in turn surrounded by the hard, white outer layer called the enamel. The enamel is what you see in your mirror but the pulp is what actually helps grow the root of your tooth during its development. The pulp also what gets infected and can cause toothache pain.

During the root canal procedure, your Cooper City, FL dentist will first anesthetize the tooth and area of the jaw where it is located so you feel nothing. The Cooper City, FL. dentist will then remove that infected pulp via suction, then disinfect the inside of the tooth and replace the pulp with a substance similar to what is used for dental fillings. Your Cooper City, FL dentist will then attach to that tooth a permanent prosthetic device known as a crown, which is designed to your specific needs and looks and functions like one of your real teeth.

A fully developed tooth can survive without its pulp because that tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

The term "root canal" might sound scary and painful, but in fact, the root canal procedure is a safe, painless, effective treatment option that can be done in one or two visits. The result will be a repaired tooth that is strong, natural looking, and long-lasting. And, if that tooth has been hurting you, the root canal your Cooper City, FL dentist does for you will get rid of the pain.

If you are seeking a qualified dentist in Cooper City, FL, consider contacting Miracle Dental Center. For more information call 954-885-9560 or 954- 431-3025 or visit the website at www.miracledentalcenter.com.