Save your tooth from extraction with Root Canal treatment
When people start thinking about needing dental work, one of the things that most of them hope they don’t need is a root canal procedure. The phrase “root canal” (also called endodontic therapy) is enough to send a feeling of dread through the bravest of folks, but the fact is, much of what made this procedure painful in the past has changed. With modern dental technology, root canal treatment can be virtually pain-free.
When is a root canal necessary?
So, how do you know you need a root canal? It’s a decision that your dentist at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, Florida, can help you make. You may be a candidate for a root canal if you are dealing with any of the following issues:
- Tooth sensitivity to either hot or cold foods and beverages
- Pain when you bite down on a tooth
- Nagging toothaches that come and go
- A tooth that is gray in color
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s imperative to schedule a consultation and examination with your dentist as soon as possible before further damage ensues.
Benefits of a root canal procedure
If you do need a root canal, you can expect to get several benefits from the procedure:
- A root canal can save your tooth from extraction.
- Root canals stop the spread of infection to other teeth.
- Your tooth will be covered with a crown after the procedure to strengthen it.
- Root canals stop jawbone loss as a result of tooth extraction, preventing a sunken-in facial appearance.
- Your overall oral health will be improved.
The affected tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected during the procedure, preventing bacteria from finding their way to other teeth. Best of all, getting a root canal can often allow you to save your natural tooth.
Schedule a root canal consultation in Pembroke Pines, FL
No one looks forward to having a root canal procedure, but when you do need one, Dr. Milton Ruiz and his team at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL, are here to help! You can call us at (954) 715-4660 for more information or request an appointment.
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