If you need a root canal, do not worry; you are not alone! Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with this treatment. It is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected.
The inflammation or infection can have different origins that include deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. An injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
You might be experiencing pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
The tooth is treated by removing the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the root canal to then fill it with a biocompatible material. When the procedure is completed and the tooth receives a permanent restoration, it will continue to function like any other tooth. With all the new technology available and because we only work with specialists, you might be surprised how easy, comfortable and fast this procedure is.
Our endodontic treatments are provided by an in-office specialist, Dr. Ramzi Alhashimi. To schedule your consultation with our endodontist and learn more about root canals and endodontics in Coral Gables, Florida, call Forma Dental today at (786) 762-2465.