Root Canals are the stereotypical reason why people fear the dentist. And while root canals aren’t something anyone looks forward to, they aren’t the frightening experience most people think they are.
Windermere Dental & Medical Spa understands the hesitation people have about root canals and will work hard to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
WHAT ARE ROOT CANALS?
Root canals are done when the nerve of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The infection or inflammation can be caused from decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack in the tooth to name a few.
HOW MUCH DO ROOT CANALS HURT?
For whatever reason, people are frightened to hear the word root canal. There is a fear of pain associated with the procedure that has been passed down from generation to generation. However, with modern dental anesthesia, there is little discomfort during a root canal treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A ROOT CANAL?
The first step to the root canal procedure is to apply the local anesthetic to the affected area. Once the area is numbed, the procedure can begin. The procedure begins with removing the nerve of the tooth as well as cleaning out and enlarging the canal. Then, the root is filled and a filling or crown is placed over the tooth.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The tooth and the area surrounding can be sore for a couple days following the procedure and can be medicated with over the counter medication such as ibuprofen or Aleve. It’s recommended that you try to avoid chewing on that side while the tooth heals. Once the pain subsides, root canals have a record of over 90% success and rarely needs a return visit. The biggest potential problem comes from the crown that is put on the top of the tooth versus the filling of the root itself.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT A ROOT CANAL?
The number one thing you can do to prevent a root canal is to regularly see the dentist. The dentist can spot a potential problem often before it is symptomatic. Once a tooth becomes painful, a root canal or extraction is likely needed. By identifying a problem before a tooth hurts, the dentist can often save the tooth from needing a root canal or extraction and result in less out of pocket cost to the patient.
The Windermere Dental team would like to prevent you from needing a root canal! Come in for a consultation today so that we can catch a problem before it becomes an even bigger problem.
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WHY IS A DENTAL & MEDICAL SPA THE BEST FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IN ORLANDO?
We have years of specialized expertise in performing root canal treatments in Orlando. Our patients have praised and recommended our services to others and left positive reviews online. We perform dozens of root canal procedures per week and have mastered the technique for a painless experience. We also use the latest technology to provide world-class treatment.
2. Safety is our Top Priority
Our team in Orlando prioritizes safety and hygiene above all else. We make sure that our dental procedures are perfectly safe. We strictly adhere to the safety and hygiene codes prescribed by bodies such as ADA, CDC, and OSHA. Our equipment is sterilized regularly and free from contamination. We ensure that you are in an infection-free environment.
We realize the discomfort and pain caused by dental problems and strive to accommodate emergency cases on priority. We ensure that wait times are kept to a minimum. You have the flexibility to choose a date and time slot for your appointments. We have expert staff available at hand all through our business hours.
4. Positive Experience Guaranteed
We guarantee personalized services with undivided individual attention. Our staff in Orlando are always by your side during your treatment and ready to intervene anytime you feel pain or discomfort. This attention and care ensure that your experience with us is positive. We are open to feedback and work on your suggestions to deliver a great experience.
5. Advanced Education
Our top dentists are highly educated and possess advanced education and specializations. Our endodontists in Orlando have experience and additional specialties beyond regular dental school training. We are well-versed with every aspect of dentistry and strive to provide the best treatment and care for all ailments. We are also knowledgeable of the latest advances in our field.
BENEFITS OF ROOT CANALS
1. Infection is Reduced
Root canal therapy eliminates the bacteria responsible for tooth decay and cavities. The infected tooth, when treated with disinfectants and cleaned, stops the spread of bacteria to the neighboring teeth. It keeps the area in the proximity of the infection clean. The root canal is an effective treatment for preventing the disease from spreading to other teeth.
2. Saves Teeth
Prolonged exposure to harmful bacteria can cause irreversible tooth loss. Root canal therapy aims to prevent this and save the tooth. It treats the infection in the teeth and restores it to its natural condition. The preserved teeth are healthy and free from diseases and last longer with proper care and maintenance.
3. Visually Appealing
A missing tooth or gap between teeth lowers your physical appearance and, consequently, your self-esteem. With root canal therapy, you have a high chance of preventing tooth loss and restoring the teeth to its former strength. A crown or filling is applied to the saved teeth, which gives it a new and sparkling appearance.
4. Reduces Discomfort
Decaying and infected teeth can be painful and cause severe discomfort. It can lead to constant pain and decreased productivity. Root canal therapy saves the tooth with a relatively painless procedure. You rarely feel discomfort and pain owing to modern techniques and technology. You also won’t feel any discomfort during the recovery process.
5. Improvement in General Health
A dental infection that is ignored and untreated can cause it to spread to other parts of the body. It can cause complications and lead to dangerous conditions if left untreated. Root canal therapy is a useful option to uphold the general health of your body. It restores your teeth and promotes good health and hygiene.
6. Halts the Formation of Abscess
Root canal therapy stops the formation of abscess in your teeth. A dental abscess is a dangerous condition that can swiftly spread to other parts of the body if left unattended. A skilled dentist scrapes out the infection and places a crown on the infected teeth. A root canal is the most preferred treatment for dental abscess.
Get in touch with us to know more about the Root canal treatment in Orlando.