Root Canals in Winter Haven, Bartow & Surrounding Cities
If you need root canals, then you need a family dentist. Fortunately, the anticipation of the root canal is worse than the procedure. The key is finding a Winter Haven doctor that is patient and gentle, very experienced in root canals, and an expert in putting patients at ease. We are happy to announce that that dentist is now available at Dental Associates of Florida.
You know you need a root canal when nerve tissue inside a tooth gets infected. Bacteria multiplies and pus forms, which, if it isn’t cleaned out, may cause an abscessed tooth, causing pus drainage into the face and gums, leading to bone loss and swelling.
Most common signs that you need root canals include:
- aching when you chew
- lingering sensitivity to heat or cold, after the source has been removed
- hard blister on your gum
- discoloration of a tooth
Your Dental Associates of Florida family dentist will inject local anesthesia, and then an access hole will be drilled so damaged pulp can be scraped away and flushed out, along with nerve tissue and debris. Sometimes dentists might choose to let the tooth rest a week, and will then inject the void with medication to fight infection, and seal it with a temporary filling. At the final visit he will use a rubber-type compound and sealer to fill the access canal, and then put in a permanent filling. If your tooth is weak, he may insert a post and then cap it with a dental crown. If severe bone loss has occurred, dental implants can be be explored.
Contact the dental experts at Dental Associates of Florida if you live in Winter Haven, Bartow and surrounding cities and have discomfort, need a cleaning or have any questions about root canals to ask a family dentist today.