For many of our patients, root canals are a cause of stress and anxiety due to a reputation for discomfort. At Gulfiside Dental we take the time to work with our patients to make sure they are getting the care that they deserve. The most important aspects of our practice is our dedication to the comfort of those we treat. Root Canals don’t have to be painful, and you should consider the best dentist in Naples FL. Here are a few reasons why you should get one of you need it.
Root canals are traditionally performed because a cavity has spread to the tissue within the tooth, spreading an infection that can eventually cause the tooth to fall out. It is vital to stop this infection as soon as possible, as the faster the infection is removed, the more health the remaining tooth. If an infected tooth has been left unattended for too long, it may need to be extracted. Your dentist will be careful to disinfect the area and ensure your tooth remains in place for years to come.
The Root Canal Process
While the procedure might seem technical and complex, the root canal is relatively simple and routine. First your dentist will use a very fine drill to smoothen out the cavity and remove all of the infected tissue or “pulp” inside the tooth. Then, the remaining cavity is smoothed out and sealed using a polymer compound that will dry solid and protects your tooth from further erosion. This will also prevent future infection inside the tooth, thus saving it from extraction. Infections left untreated can also spread to other teeth as well.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
If you think you might have an oral infection and are looking for an exam, don’t hesitate to give Gulfside Dental a call. Our team is ready to make you an appointment and bring confidence back to your smile.