Thank you for visiting Naples Implant and Laser Dental Center to learn about root canals. On this page we will help you:
- Learn about root canals.
- Find the right dentist in Naples who can do your root canal.
- Learn about root canal treatment.
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?
A Root canal is a treatment for teeth that are badly decayed and infected. The root canal is a tunnel in the root of the tooth that houses tooth nerve and corresponding blood vessel. Tooth Pulp is a tissue consisting of blood vessels, nerve fibers and tooth specific cells (including stem cells) at the center of the tooth that builds a healthy tooth. The pulp gets infected when there is a deep decay, cracks, chips or some other dental problems.
Symptoms of infection include:
- Visible injury like a crack or chip.
- Sensitivity to temperature.
- Pain in the tooth or gums that can be severe and sharp
WHY DO I NEED A ROOT CANAL?
The pulp in the tooth needs to be removed because it begins to breakdown and bacteria grows in its place which in turn leads to infection or an abscess that could cause irreparable damage. An abscess is a pus pocket that grows at the root of the tooth. Abscesses can cause swelling, bone loss, and infections in the mouth and even beyond. The consequences of dental infection can be life threatening.
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What to Expect During Your Root Canal
During endodontic treatment the pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, thoroughly disinfected and sealed. If there is an infection, Dr. Daniyar will medicate the tooth first before sealing it to prevent further damage. Special instruments are used to assist in this procedure that is often done under the microscope. The anatomy of teeth varies depending on where the tooth is located and what its primary function is. That is molar teeth will have 3 or 4 canals and 2 or 3 roots, whereas front teeth would have often have one.
All of those roots have to be identified, cleaned and sealed all the way through. In many cases the root canal may also be used to place a post, which is a dowel utilized to assist in rebuilding a tooth anatomy in cases of severe structural damage. The tooth is then finished with either a filling or most of the time crown restoration depending on the amount of damage the tooth has suffered.
What Happens After Root Canal Treatment?
Once the root canal procedure is completely finished and the tooth is repaired you should not have anymore pain. Minor sensitivity while chewing may be present for some time following the procedure. You should see us for a follow up treatment to place a final restoration such as a dental cosmetic crown to avoid a tooth fracture which in turn may completely negate the result of your root canal treatment. Once all of the recommended treatment modalities have been successfully completed we expect your tooth to serve you for many years to come!
Getting a Root Canal Procedure in Naples, Florida
Dr. Daniyar specializes in root canal therapy and services Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, and other areas of Florida. At his state-of-the-art facility you can have your root canal therapy to relieve pain and give you a great smile, all under sedation dentistry if desired! Contact us today to speak to a friendly representative of our staff. Please contact are staff so they can answer questions like:
- If your tooth hurts after a root canal, what does that mean?
Pain after a root canal procedure can be normal. The deep cleaning that a root canal entails can irritate surrounding nerves and gums. It’s normal to experience minor pain for a few days after a root canal.
- How long will the tooth last following root canal treatment?
Your tooth, after root canal therapy, can last a lifetime. Keep in mind that you should care for your teeth and gums and get regular checkups to ensure the tooth remains healthy.
- What is post operative root canal treatment?
You want to reduce stress on the tooth. Choose soft foods and avoid crunchy or hard foods. Brush your teeth gently. Be careful when brushing and flossing in the treated area. Treat discomfort as needed.
- What are the symptoms of needing a root canal?
Severe toothache pain upon chewing. Prolonged sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures. Discoloration and swelling and tenderness in the gums.
- What causes you to need a root canal?
Usually a root canal treatment is needed to repair and save a tooth is decayed or infected tissue. During the treatment, the nerve and pulp – what are causing the pain – are removed and the tooth is cleaned and then sealed to protect it.
- Are there alternatives to having a root canal done?
You can try to go natural and prevent a root canal treatment. But if your tooth already hurts, you may need root canal treatment.
- How do you know if you need a root canal?
There are some signs that you should not ignore, including severe infection, significant pain in your tooth, sensitivity to hot and cold, which may linger even after the stimuli is gone. Tenderness and swelling in the gums may factors as well.
- Do you get knocked out for a root canal?
Yes, you can receive sedation for the procedure.
- How painful are root canal procedures?
Many people are afraid of root canals, thinking they are quit painful. Since you are given anesthetic it should not be anymore painful than a regular dental filling.