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By Miracle Dental Center
August 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Root canals are one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Despite the fact that they have a reputation for being an exceptionally root canalspainful and traumatic procedure, the truth is that they are actually an important tool in relieving pain associated with extensive tooth decay and dental injuries. The dentists at Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL and serving the Pembroke Pines, FL Area, offer root canal therapy to save an injured tooth.

Root Canal Therapy in Pembroke Pines, FL

The only way to know for sure if a root canal is necessary is to see a dentist. Because they are performed to treat infections and damage to the pulp, the nerves and soft tissue inside the tooth, mild to severe tooth pain is usually the most common sign of a problem that may require treatment with root canal therapy. A root canal works by clearing bacteria and damaged pulp tissue from inside the tooth. Although they are rumored to be extremely painful and difficult, in reality the procedure is fairly similar to having a regular cavity filled. Root canals actually help to prevent both short and long term dental pain by relieving the pain caused by an infection or large cavity.

In the long term, root canals can help to save badly damaged teeth from extraction, which is a much more painful and traumatic procedure, which will also require additional treatment and financial investment to replace the tooth with a dental implant. Pain is not necessarily a sign that you will need a root canal, but it should not be ignored.

Find a Dentist in Pembroke Pines, FL

If you are experiencing pain or signs of an infection, contact Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL and serving the Pembroke Pines, FL Area by calling (954) 885-9560 to schedule an appointment for adults, or (954) 431-3025 for pediatric patients.

By Miracle Dental Center
February 26, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  
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The term “root canal” strikes fear into many dental patients. But rest assured that this procedure is the best solution to many severe dental problems. It can be pain-free and will actually relieve pain and suffering from infections and dental injuries.

Why would you need root canal treatment? This procedure becomes necessary when the pulp, the nerve tissue on the inside of a tooth's root, becomes inflamed or infected because of deep decay, or when it has suffered a severe injury as a result of an accident or blow to the mouth. The pulp is composed of living tissues including nerves and blood vessels.

Root canal treatment may be necessary if you have a wide variety of signs or symptoms. The pain can feel sharp or intense when biting down, or linger after eating hot or cold foods. Sometimes it can be a dull ache or there may be tenderness and swelling in your gums near the site of the infection.

After trauma, the pulp of a tooth can be exposed or damaged because a tooth has fractured or cracked, necessitating root canal treatment. And the procedure is often needed for permanent teeth that have been dislodged or knocked out.

What exactly is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment is also called endodontic treatment, from the Greek roots “endo” meaning “inside” and “odont” meaning “tooth.” During the procedure, the area is numbed to relieve pain. A small opening is created in the chewing surface of the tooth and very small instruments are used to remove dead and dying tissue from the inside. The pulp is needed during a tooth's growth and development, but a mature tooth can survive without it. The canal is disinfected and then sealed with filling materials. Sometimes root canal specialists use microscopes to work at an intricate level of detail on these tiny areas of the tooth's root.

By having root canal treatment, you prevent inflammation and infection from spreading from the root of a particular tooth to other nearby tissues. Infection can result in resorption, an eating away of the root and its anchoring bone, and you could lose your tooth or teeth. So please don't hesitate when we recommend this treatment. It's not as bad as you think, and you will feel significantly better afterwards.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your questions about root canal treatment. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Common Concerns About Root Canal Treatment” and “Trauma & Nerve Damage to Teeth.”