Root Canal Carrollwood

Carrollwood Root Canal Dentist Serving Those In Temple Terrace, Seminole Heights, University & Nearby Tampa Bay Communities

Root Canal There’s no way around it. When you need a root canal, you need a root canal. Like most things you fear in life, the anticipation is worse than the procedure. The key is finding a Carrollwood dentist that is not only experienced in the root canal procedure but performs it with patient gentleness. You’ll find that dentist at Dental Associates of Florida are experts in preforming root canals and putting patients at ease.

You need a root canal when the nerve tissue within a tooth can get infected. Bacteria multiplies, forming pus which, if not cleaned out, can cause an abscessed tooth. which can involve drainage of pus into the gums and face, leading to swelling and bone loss.

Common signs you are in need of a root canal include:

  • aching when you chew
  • hard blister on your gum
  • discoloration of a tooth
  • lingering sensitivity to heat or cold, after the source has been removed

Your Carrollwood root canal dentist will inject local anesthesia, then drill an access hole so he can scrape away and flush out the damaged pulp, nerve tissue, and debris. Sometimes the dentists may prefer to let the tooth rest a week or so, and will inject the void with infection-fighting medication and seal it with a temporary filling. At the final visit he will fill the access canal with a rubber-type compound and sealer, then put in a permanent filling. If the tooth is weak, a post may be inserted and capped with a dental crown. If severe bone loss has occurred, dental implants should be explored.

If you live in Carrollwood, Tampa area and have discomfort, need a cleaning or have questions about root canals, Porcelain Veneers, Dental Implants, Invisalign or any other type of dental treatment, contact the dental experts at Dental Associates of Florida.