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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