Root Canal Therapy

Don’t suffer needlessly! We offer pain free, sedation dentistry. If you think you need a root canal, call us directly for a few consultation. Our dental offices are conveniently located in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. New Patients: (561) 475-5841.

When Do I Need A Root Canal?

A root canal will be the necessary treatment when decay has gone undetected for an extended period of time and has reached the pulp of the tooth. In some situations, the decay will even reach into the root and the surrounding bone structure. This decay will be accompanied by incredible pain. A root canal is the dentist’s best option for preserving a natural tooth that has extensive decay. Some symptoms that may indicate a need for a root canal include hyper-sensitivity to extreme temperatures, sensitivity to sweets, swelling of the gums or mouth, a painful sensation when biting, or a bad taste in your mouth.

Root canals are the best course of action if you want to save your tooth. At Designer Family Dental, we want you to keep as much of your original smile as possible. We recommend root canals as a means to save as much of your original tooth as possible.

What Is A Root Canal?

The dentist will clean out the decayed pulp that lies within the root of the tooth. After the infection has been cleared out and the whole area cleaned thoroughly, the dentist will fill the empty cavity of the tooth in order to prevent against further infection. Often, he will complete a root canal with a core build up and then cover the tooth with a crown. Recent advances in technology and training allows a skillful dentist to perform a root canal with minimal discomfort. While the root canal was seriously dreaded in years past, it has become a fairly routine procedure we perform at our Delray Beach dentist office.

ROOT CANAL FACTS

  • The root canal recovery time is not long at all, and pain should subside within a day. Some patients still report some uncomfortable feelings for a few days, but this is not usual. If you are experiencing pain for more than 3 days after a root canal you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
  • The best foods to eat after root canal are soft and/or cold foods. Fruits, soft cereals, yogurts etc. Avoid hard foods.
  • You might be tired after a root canal and a nap is recommended. But avoid sleeping with gauze still in your mouth!

There is no reason to deal with the pain. If you are scared of root canal treatment, ask us about our sedation dentistry.