Root Canal

Affordable Root Canal Dentist Serving The Greater Tampa Bay

You probably cringe when you hear the term root canal. You do not know exactly what it is, but you assume it is a procedure you want to avoid. Your dentist at the Dental Associates of Florida recognizes your concern and will perform this procedure in the most gentle, pain-free environment possible.

According to people who have had the procedure, it is no more uncomfortable than having an ordinary tooth filled. The procedure involves the dentist removing the root nerve, which lies in the canal that contains the root of the tooth. The nerve is responsible for the sensations of hot and cold but otherwise has no effect on the daily function and use of the tooth.

The procedure is designed to save a tooth that is infected, badly decayed or has been injured in an accident. Without the procedure, the tooth would be lost.

Areas We Service

  • Tampa
  • New Tampa
  • Central Brandon
  • South Brandon
  • Bartow
  • Brooksville
  • Lakeland
  • Plant City
  • Winter Haven
  • Sun City

Signs and symptoms that you may need a root canal include:

  • Serious discomfort in the tooth whenever chewing.
  • Extreme temperatures, either hot or cold, that cause discomfort in the tooth.
  • Gums near the infected tooth become swollen and feel somewhat tender.
  • Discoloration of the tooth.

The procedure may be performed in one sitting, but your dentist may perform the procedure in two or more steps. Your dentist will determine the best approach based on your individual situation. The procedure has a high success rate. In 95 percent of all cases, the procedure saves the tooth.

If you have any symptoms indicating you may need a root canal, contact us to learn more about the procedure and determine whether it is the answer to your dental problem. We have six full service dental offices in Tampa, Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Plant City, Sun City and growing.