Designer Smiles
316 Groveland Street, Orlando, FL 32804

Root Canal in Orlando, FL

Save an infected tooth with a root canal from our Orlando dentists.

Root canals, often feared by dental patients, are in fact a safe and effective alternative to removing an infected tooth. Rather than extract the problem tooth, endodontic treatment, the technical term for a root canal, removes the tooth’s nerves in order to save the tooth itself.

Common root canal symptoms

A root canal procedure is often necessary due to infection of the tooth or inflamed pulp. If you have a tooth that has recently become infected, is poorly positioned, or has experienced trauma or extreme decay, root canal therapy may be your best option to avoid a tooth extraction.

After the procedure, your tooth will still function normally, minus the infection and the inflamed nerves. Designer Smiles in Orlando offers professionally performed root canal treatments to ensure you get the most appropriate care whatever the cause of the inflammation.

What’s causing my pain?

Below the tooth’s hard surface called dentin lies the soft tissue or pulp. Pulp is necessary to nourish a tooth as it grows and develops. But when the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it can lead to pain or possibly even an abscess.

How is a root canal treatment performed?

During a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed so that the interior of the tooth can be carefully disinfected. Afterward, the cavity is filled with gutta-percha, a safe, rubbery type material that protects the opening in the tooth. The process not only allows you to maintain your working tooth, but your tooth should continue to function normally even without its pulp.

What to expect after a root canal

In most cases, patients can bite and chew just as they did before the infection and subsequent treatment. The appearance of the tooth will generally also improve after a root canal procedure. Equally important, the root canal will prevent excessive strain on and damage to the teeth surrounding the problem tooth.

Endodontic Services Performed by Designer Smiles

The root canal treatment recommended by your Designer Smiles dentist will be based on where your infected tooth is located. Our dentists may take up to two office visits to complete your root canal, since the procedure varies based on the type of problem and its seriousness. The following are common root canal procedures performed by the Designer Smiles professionals:

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy involves cleaning, shaping, and filling the space within the root of the tooth. Generally, it includes services to anterior teeth, posterior teeth, and molar teeth.

Root Canal Retreatment

Sometimes a previously treated tooth becomes re-infected. When this happens, a root canal retreatment is performed to correct the problem. The second procedure should help to create an environment that better promotes effective healing of the problem tooth.

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Patient Reviews
I have been going here for a while now and I feel like one of the family. I got my braces here and wisdom teeth (all 4) removed. Edward is my main guy there, does a fantastic job and well. I commend […]
Tristan G.
The facility is clean, and the staff is compassionate, professional, and well trained.
Emelia O.
Excellent service and top qualified dental staff.
Autharine S.
What an awsome set up. I have never seen such team work exhibited by Dr. Deigo O., Cathy, Sonya and Felix. Very warm, caring and reassuring even down to the cost (very workable). Dr. Deigo […]
Celeitha V.
The employees there were excellent with my 9 year old. They made her feel comfortable enough to let them sedate her (she doesn’t let anybody near her with a needle). Dr. Ospina is AMAZING! So glad […]
Marilu A.
What a great team at Designer Smiles! I found Dr Ortiz to be very caring and compassionate, and the staff are friendly and accommodating. Designer Smiles is an office I will highly recommend to my […]
Tracey L.
This clinic deserves more than a 5-star, it is a piece of heaven on earth! My husband was well taken cared of by Dr. Ortiz, he has been complaining of a toothache for weeks. My husband’s tooth was […]
Audrey S.
Great staff , great communication.
Antony C.
Dr Ospina is fantastic! Most gentle and painless root canal I have ever had!
Louann N.
Edward did an amazing job my teeth have never been so clean . And I finally know how to brush correctly to prevent gum disease
Stephanie H.
They do a very good job
Betty R.
When I fell off an A-frame ladder at work, I chipped one of my molars, and was sent to Designer Smiles to get the dental work done. I am really happy to have been sent to them. Dr Ospina, Dr Ortiz […]
Joshua M.
This office is great. Felix from the front desk is very welcoming and accommodating. Edward the hygienist is very gentle with the cleaning and super polite the entire time. Dr. Ortiz is awesome and […]
Joy L.
Excellent service as always. Edward the hygienist is very gentle and caring. After all the excellent work we have had done over the years by Dr. Ospina, we wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else. I […]
Julie S.
This place rocks. They do everything in house and dont send you all over town to have different procedures done. They handle everything in house. The team is very compassionate and made an anxious […]
Kevin D.
What a wonderful experience, usually when you go to the dentist office you are nervous and worried. But from the moment you step into the office you are greeted with a smile and kindness, you […]
Javier T.
All the staff is exceptional, knowledgeable and very friendly. Edward Sales thoroughness while cleaning your teeth made me feel good about my dental hygiene. I am very grateful for the great […]
Celenia L.
Dr. Charmaine Ortiz is absolutely amazing which is why I have been her Botox patient for 8 years and counting. I receive Botox in my forehead area to eliminate wrinkles. Dr. Ortiz is very attentive, […]
Elizabeth P.
Peaceful atmosphere. Knoledgable staff. Well trained doctors and nurses! I HIGHLY recommend!! I had two root canals along with some other work in a total of four visits in less than a month and all […]
Ed S.
I had a very pleasant experience with Edward the hygienist. He was so very thorough, gentle, and respectful. I commend all the staff of this clinic. I will definitely recommend the clinic to my […]
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