What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that removes infected, inflamed, or dead pulp – the soft substance in the center of the tooth. This contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. At Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach, we provide thorough root canals that involve removing the pulp, as well as a disinfecting the canal. After treatment, a temporary filling may be placed to protect the tooth until restoration is finished.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you have experienced visible injury or swelling, as well as sensitivity to temperature, or tooth and gum pain, you may be in need of a root canal. However, to properly determine if that is the proper plan of action, you will need to consult with your dentist.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
At Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach, we put your comfort first. During the procedure, we may provide a local anesthetic or sedation. After treatment, you may experience sensitivity for the first few days. Upon your doctor’s direction, over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication can be taken. Be sure to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until full restoration is complete.
You should never have to live with oral pain. Root canal therapy can help you preserve your tooth and prevent further dental damage. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.