September 11, 2015
What could be better than a healthy smile? Most people would say “A healthy and beautiful smile.”
Doctors Greg K. Riley and Duane E. Keuning, Jupiter dentists at Juno Beach Smiles, would agree with you. So, they have developed their dental practice to craft comprehensive Jupiter smile makeovers for great oral health and good looks, too.
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January 16, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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July 10, 2014
A persistent toothache can certainly be a nuisance, negatively affecting your diet and your daily life in a number of ways. In addition to being quite a bother, a painful tooth could be an indicator of an underlying problem like an infection. At Juno Beach Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry in Juno Beach, FL, Dr. Greg K. Riley and Dr. Duane E. Keuning provide patients with a wide variety of general and restorative dental solutions, including root canal therapy when necessary.
How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?
While the only definitive way to determine an effective course of action is to visit our office for an exam, there are some signs commonly associated with an infection that warrants root canal treatment. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
- Swelling, redness, or pain surrounding a tooth
- Increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or pressure
- An abscess in the gum tissue
- Darkening of the enamel (usually gray)
- Persistent headaches
- Jaw pain
If you suspect that you may be suffering from a tooth infection, the first thing you should do is call our office to schedule your appointment. We will always do everything we can to ensure that you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit, offering sedation as needed to help calm any anxiety you may feel. Fortunately, today’s advanced technology makes it possible to perform root canal therapy in a way that is more like a regular filling than anything else, so you don’t have to fear the pain so many associate with the procedure.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Persistent tooth pain may indicate a number of issues, but regardless of its cause it is considered a serious problem and should be evaluated as soon as possible. Contact our office in Juno Beach, FL today to schedule your appointment with our caring, experienced team. We look forward to helping you alleviate your dental pain and restoring your smile to full health. Our office proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Tequesta, and more.
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