Root Canal Therapy – Ormond Beach, FL
Preserving Your Natural Smile
Are you experiencing a severe toothache that’s waking you up at night and causing you throbbing pain throughout the day that makes it hard to concentrate? Nobody likes to hear the words “root canal” come from their dentist’s mouth, but for many people, this is the only treatment that can save their natural tooth, restore their oral health, and ease their pain. Even though root canal therapy has a bad reputation, at Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we make sure that our patient’s remain pain-free and comfortable throughout the entire process. Many of our patients receive this treatment and witness their natural treated tooth thrive and remain health for the rest of their life! If you’re experiencing a painful toothache, don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately so we can schedule an emergency dental appointment for you.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy in Ormond Beach is a common procedure that we use to save and restore the health of severely damaged and infected teeth. We understand that there’s no substitution for your natural pearly white, which is why we will always try everything we can to save it with this restorative treatment, if possible. If damaged tooth pulp is left untreated, it can increase the pain you’re experiencing, and the infection can spread to surrounding teeth and other areas of your body. That’s why it’s important to schedule an appointment for a checkup as soon as you experience intense sensitivity or discomfort.
To treat this problem, we will access the inner chamber of your tooth to remove the damaged pulp. Afterward, we will sanitize the tooth and protect it with a customized dental crown. For urgent issues, we find the time to treat them as soon as possible, so you won’t have to stay in pain.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
There are several signs that could point towards you needing a root canal, the most frequently occurring one that we see being a severe toothache. Some other tell-tale issues that can be treated with this procedure include:
- Pain when you bite down or chew.
- Swelling or redness near your damaged tooth.
- A pimple-like bump on the gums near your damaged tooth.
- Dental sensitivity aggravated by consuming hot or cold items.
If you notice any of these problems, contact our office immediately for an emergency appointment.
The Root Canal Process
The process of getting a root canal typically takes place over the course of two appointments with Dr. Kimberly Dennis or Dr. Andrew Nawrocki. During your first visit, we will assess the situation and diagnose the issue, so we know exactly how to proceed to treat it.
To start the procedure, we will prepare by administering a local anesthetic to make sure that you don’t feel any pain during the root canal. We’ll make a small access point in your tooth to reach the infected pulp and remove it using specially crafted small instruments. We’ll then sanitize the area to remove any lingering bacteria and seal it to restore its shape. Finally, during your last appointment, we will cement your customized dental crown onto your tooth to protect it from any future harm.