Do you have a tooth that aches periodically and is sensitive to heat and cold? If you do, you most likely have a serious tooth infection that requires immediate attention. Even if you’re not in constant pain, periodic tooth discomfort is a serious issue. It can indicate that your tooth is in danger of falling out or needing to be extracted. The only way to save an infected tooth is with comprehensive root canal therapy. Root canal therapy has a reputation for being a painful procedure, however the opposite is true. Root canal therapy can be painlessly completed and will actually stop any current pain or discomfort and save you from the burden of natural tooth replacement. Eliminate tooth pain and preserve your natural smile by making an appointment with Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley at Juno Beach Smiles for the root canal therapy you need today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley are highly qualified restorative dentists. Juno Beach Smiles delivers quality restorative care daily throughout Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the surrounding communities.
Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?
No. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley will make sure that all pain is blocked and you are completely relaxed for the entire treatment process. First, we will x-ray your infected tooth and administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. After your tooth is numb, we will place a small protective dental dam over the area to isolate the tooth for the procedure. Next, we will make a small opening in the top of the tooth. Dr. Keuning will clean out the infected pulp from the inner pulp chamber and root canals and then shape the space for filling. After the canals are cleaned and shaped, Dr. Keuning will fill them with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. Finally, your tooth will be sealed and covered with a dental crown or other restoration to protect and restore it to full form and function.
Is Root Canal Therapy Worth It?
Absolutely. Root canal therapy is necessary whenever a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The infection can stem from a variety of causes, including: dental injury, decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, a fractured tooth, or advanced gum disease. If the resulting infection is left untreated, it can cause intense pain, dental abscess, and eventually the loss of your natural tooth. While there are many effective tooth replacement solutions available, there is no method that is better for your long term health than preserving your natural teeth.
Make your root canal therapy appointment with Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley at Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley will gently and efficiently restore your healthy smile. Juno Beach Smiles is trusted by patients throughout Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and neighboring areas.