Root Canal Treatments
At one point or another, most of us encounter the presence of a cavity in one or more teeth. This is when cavity repair becomes necessary to avoid the continuous growth into a larger cavity. If disregarded, and the cavity becomes large enough that it reaches the nerve of the tooth, a cavity repair will not be good enough, you will need to visit our root canal specialist.
The good news is that millions of teeth are treated and saved each year through root canal procedures, relieving pain and making the teeth healthy again. Inside your tooth, there is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue is a canal which contains blood vessels and nerves, which help grow the root of your tooth. When you undergo a root canal treatment, the inside of the tooth will be carefully disinfected after the complete removal of the inflamed or infected pulp. The final step is the restorative phase, where your dentist will restore the tooth with a crown. The crown’s main purpose is protection and will continue to function like any other tooth. Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects teeth from excessive wear or strain
Modern day root canal treatment is nothing like the old sayings! It is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one to two visits. Getting root canal therapy is relatively painless and extremely effective. You will be back to smiling and chewing in no time. If the need arises, our iDental dentists can provide emergency abscess treatment and emergency root canal treatment. An abscess is inflammation usually formed at the root of the tooth due to infection. If not treated in time, abscesses can become more inflamed and major complications could occur during tooth repair. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us today to visit our painless dentists in Miami, Coconut Creek, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach. When you need an emergency root canal treatment, we will take care of you and get you feeling like yourself again. Emergencies happen when we least expect them, come visit us at Coconut Creek, Miami or a location near you for your tooth abscess and emergency root canal treatment.
If a tooth is hopeless and cannot be saved, an extraction (tooth removal) will be the next option. At iDental, we are here to preserve your teeth and do everything possible to avoid this procedure. Unfortunately, due to periodontal infection, decay and impacted teeth, removal of the teeth sometimes becomes the best option for your overall health.
One of the most commonly extracted teeth are wisdom teeth. At iDental, we may recommend removing wisdom teeth before they are fully developed, usually in the adolescent years to help prevent future problems. When wisdom teeth are not removed in time, you could suffer from having an impacted tooth that has surfaced, but has no room to grow in the mouth. Other problems associated with impacted teeth include infection, decay of adjacent teeth, and gum disease. All of these circumstances could lead to the need for emergency tooth extraction services. If you are looking for a wisdom tooth removal dentist, come visit our painless dentist in Coconut Creek, Miami or any of our other locations.
Extractions of some permanent teeth that have not erupted such as canines, may be required in order to make space for orthodontic treatment. At iDental when we extract a hopeless tooth, we always advise our patients to fill the large void with bone graft material. This bone graft material will not only provide support for adjacent teeth, but also lays the foundation for a possible implant placement in the future.