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Root Canal Treatment

There is no need to worry if your dentist or endodontist prescribes a root canal treatment to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and stored in this way every year, relieving pain and having healthy teeth again.

Inside your tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, you will find a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help the root of your tooth grow during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues that surround it.

The modern endodontic treatment is nothing like the old sayings! It is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You will smile again, you will bite and chew easily in a very short time.

How does endodontic treatment save the tooth?

It is necessary to perform endodontic or endodontic treatment when the inside of your tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, defective crowns or a crack or splinter in the tooth. The trauma of your tooth can also damage the pulp even if the tooth does not have visible chips or cracks. If the inflammation or infection of the pulp is not treated, it can cause pain or cause an abscess.

When undergoing root canal treatment or other endodontic treatment, the swollen or infected pulp is removed and the interior of the tooth carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Then, the tooth is restored with a crown or cushion for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.

The endodontic treatment helps keep your smile natural, continues to eat the foods you like and limits the need for continuous dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

General Questions about Root Canal

Are root canal treatments painful?
Root canal treatment when done right by the right hands, will relief the pain and not cause it. Most pain comes from damaged nerve tissue and root canal treatments involve removing the damaged tissue, disinfecting the canal and sealing it. Endodontists are experts in pain management, and most cases can be treated quickly and comfortably.
How many dental visits do I need to complete my root canal treatment?
It really depends on the case but in general most root canal treatments are completed in one to two visits due to the advancement of endodontic science and technology.
What will happen if I don’t do the root canal treatment?
An infected tooth remains infected until the tooth has a root canal or is removed. If it is not treated, the infection can spread and an abscess will form. The presence of an abscess is an indication that the infection has spread to the jawbone and surrounding tissues. Sometimes delaying treatment will mean that you also have to treat (or lose) the teeth on either side of the original infected tooth. Infection can also spread into your tissues like the face, the floor of the mouth and even the brain.
How long will it take to recover from my root canal?
You will get instructions for what to expect after the root canal, but generally patients may experience some mild discomfort for a few days after the appointment. Additionally, patients should avoid chewing with the treated tooth until the crown has been placed.
Why do they call it a “root canal”?
This is the popular shorthand term for a procedure that removes diseased tissue from a decay-infected pulp, the innermost part of a tooth and the actual root canals themselves. Root canals are the narrow, hollow channels that run from the tip of the root to the pulp and are also involved in the procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
After deadening the tooth and surrounding gums with local anesthesia, we enter the pulp through an access hole we create. Using special instruments we remove the diseased tissue and shape the root canals to seal them with a filling material called gutta percha. Sealing the access hole is then necessary to prevent re-infection. Later we’ll cap the tooth with a porcelain crown to restore its appearance and add further protection against fracture or cracking of the tooth.

Other Services

Porcelain Veneers

Patients who have a number of chips, cracks, stains, or gaps between teeth visible when they smile may consider Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers.

Dental Bonding
Dental Bonding is used for Cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Teeth Whitening
There are countless Cosmetic Whitening Products available in local stores, but these over the counter options are unable to deliver the results they promise. Our Lauderhill Dental Team offers both in-office and take-home Cosmetic Whitening solutions that brighten smiles up to ten shades.
Dental Emergency

Few things are as scary and painful as a dental emergency. When you need emergency dentistry, Dr. Mark Wilde provides that much needed service in the state-of-the-art dental facility of Luxe Family Dental in Lauderhill, FL.

Dental Bonding

The Dental Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material with adhesives and a high intensity curing light. The procedure gets its name because the materials are attached to the tooth. The joint is generally used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. 

Crown and Bridges

Crowns and dental bridges are more permanent solutions for damaged or missing teeth. They are attached to your own teeth or implants to improve the appearance, alignment or strength of your teeth. Luxe Dental Dentists can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and perform crown and bridge dental services to restore your smile and confidence.

Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Tooth Extractions

A simple extraction of teeth involves the removal of a tooth that is visible in the mouth. This could mean removing a damaged or decayed tooth, or removing teeth before receiving the brakes.

Root Canal

Inside your tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, you will find a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help the root of your tooth grow during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues that surround it.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts and their main objective is to replace any damaged teeth. It is a minimum access surgical procedure that can easily be done in our Lauderhill Dental Office where we have everything necessary and doctors with enough experience to guarantee a pain free procedure. With Dental Implants you have the option to replace one or all of your teeth.

Lauderhill home Of Dentistry

Our Lauderhill Dental Office is located on the corner of Commercial Blvd & Inverrary Blvd, between Bennett Auto Supply and Deja Vu Salon, in the Boulevard Shoppes II, Lauderhill Florida. Our dedicated dentists and team welcome patients from Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale and other surrounding communities.

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