Top-Rated Endodontic Therapy and Root Canals in Seminole, FL
What Are Root Canals?
While root canals were once a treatment feared by dental patients far and wide, root canals are now routine dental procedures that can be performed in a single dental visit with little discomfort felt by patients. In fact, most root canal patients report their treatment to involve a similar level of pain as routine dental fillings. Root canals become necessary once the inner tooth material, or pulp or root, of the tooth has become infected, resulting in large amounts of pain and sensitivity. When left untreated, these infections can lead to this tooth needing to be extracted. Root canals help save teeth from extraction as well as any other potential oral health complications that can arise from infected teeth.
The Root Canal Procedure
Under the tooth enamel is a material known as dentist, which surrounds the pulp of the tooth, which is made up of nerve endings. This is the inner-most tooth material and is was tooth roots are made of. When this inner tooth material becomes infected, whether due to poor oral hygiene, or chips and cracks in the teeth, this can become incredibly painful and teeth can become highly sensitive to cold and hot temperatures. These infections can also lead to other types of more serious infections in the teeth and mouth. Keep in mind that root canals are meant to alleviate pain and discomfort, not add to it!
During a root canal treatment, this inner infected tooth material is removed and replaced with an inert synthetic material that prevents the tooth from becoming infected again. The inner root chamber is first sterilized to make for an infection-free inner tooth environment. A dental crown or filling is then placed over the tooth where your dentist accessed the tooth root, and the tooth is now fully function and now safe from immediate infection.
Our team at Seminole Premier Dental has years of experience in providing patients with root canal therapy that helps patients to prevent these teeth from becoming infected in the future. Get in touch with our team at Seminole Premier Dental today to learn more about root canals at our office, or if you think you may be in need of a root canal. Remember that root canals are meant to take away pain, not add to it!