Dental Associates of Florida - Lakeland
3845 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813
Your tooth is filled with a soft pulp tissue containing blood vessels and nerves. When decay reaches this inner area of the tooth, the pulp becomes infected or exposed. This condition is usually very painful and can lead to significant health problems if untreated. Root canal surgery removes the affected pulp and eliminates symptoms. Call us if you are experiencing this condition, we will connect you with one of our skilled providers for a root canal in Lakeland.
Soft pulp tissue that is damaged or infected cannot resolve itself, so endodontic treatment is needed. This procedure usually saves your tooth and eliminates associated pain. The following are additional signs that the procedure is necessary:
Our skilled providers will do their best to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment with local anesthesia. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact us right away. Saving your tooth, restoring its function and relieving your pain is our mission. Call us today to find relief.
Most general dentists can perform this procedure, although there are specialists called endodontists who focus on these procedures as well. Endodontists are often recommended for cases where a tooth needs repeated treatment. If you need a qualified root canal dentist, call us today.
You don’t have to dread a dental root canal. Your dentist will make sure you do not feel pain during the procedure. Most procedures can be completed in one to two hours. Here’s what to expect:
A root canal is a common therapy, especially for diseased molars. Sometimes a less extensive procedure is performed on diseased baby teeth, called a pediatric pulpotomy. This removes the infected pulp but allows the tooth’s nerves to stay intact. There are also other treatments for re-infected teeth.
The cost of a root canal procedure depends on a variety of elements, including whether you are treated by an endodontist or a general dentist. Other important cost factors include the severity of tooth damage and the amount of pretreatment required. In general, this procedure is less costly than a tooth extraction and replacement. Call us to schedule an appointment and receive a cost estimate today.