Root canal therapy is a specialized procedure that is required to maintain the natural tooth structure and eliminate the requirement for removal. Most patients do not want to extract their adult teeth unless necessary as this would require them to consider tooth replacement options such as bridges, dentures, or dental implants, which can be costly. Instead, root canal therapy deadens the tooth by removing the dental pulp inside and allows the tooth to remain in place. Patients may require the fabrication and placement of a dental crown over the top of a tooth after endodontic therapy to ensure it is strong and durable.
Who is a candidate for root canal therapy?
Patients may require root canal therapy when the following problems exist:
- Large cavity that has damaged the dental pulp
- Extremely severe toothache
- Diseased dental pulp
- Injury to the natural tooth
- Periodontal disease affecting the inner structure of the tooth
Is root canal therapy uncomfortable?
Many patients believe root canals are painful. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Root canal therapy often eliminates pain instead of causing it. It is done to bring the smile back to health and keep the patient comfortable. The removal of the dental pulp eliminates the nerves which send pain signals to the brain. Sedation and local anesthetics are administered as well.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002