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Dental Associates of Florida - Winter Haven
329 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Why is Root Canal Treatment Used?

Your tooth contains a chamber of soft pulp made up of blood vessels and nerves. When tooth decay reaches this chamber, infection and pain are the result. Root canals, or endodontic treatments, remove the infected pulp and eliminate associated pain.

When Are Root Canals the Ideal Option?

You’ll need treatment to save your tooth if the pulp tissue becomes severely damaged or infected. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call our office right away for a root canal in Winter Haven:

  • Constant tooth pain
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Pain when biting
  • Pain that disrupts sleep
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures, as well as touch

What Dentists Handle Root Canals?

Root canal surgery can be performed by a general dentist or an endodontist. Endodontists are generally consulted for teeth that need re-treatment or in the event of a complex situation. If you need a root canal dentist, contact us right away. We would be happy to connect you with one of our knowledgeable providers.

What Are the Steps for a Root Canal Procedure?

An hour or two is all it takes to complete a simple root canal procedure, and your dentist will make sure you are comfortable while treatment is underway. Here’s what you can expect during treatment:

  • Your dentist examines and x-rays the tooth.
  • A numbing gel is rubbed on the gums, then the area is injected with a local anesthetic.
  • A shield is used to keep the area around the tooth clean.
  • Your dentist makes a small opening in the crown of the tooth.
  • Your dentist then uses small instruments to remove the infected or diseased pulp from the tooth roots and canals.
  • All canals are cleaned and shaped, then they’re filled with fluid and medicine to disinfect the area and remove debris.
  • A biocompatible, rubbery material is used to fill the exposed canals, and the area is sealed.
  • Finally, a root canal crown is placed on the tooth.

Are Root Canals Costly?

Your dental insurance may partially cover your root canal cost, or a dental savings plan may provide a discount. However, there are other issues affecting total treatment costs, including:

  • The extent of damage to the tooth
  • Pre-treatment procedures
  • The type of affected tooth
  • Whether treatment is provided by a general dentist or endodontist

Do Root Canal Procedures Differ?

In general, root canals are extremely effective treatments for most teeth. Occasionally, the tooth’s root canals are not accessible or other issues may require a variation to the standard procedure. In cases where the tooth has previously undergone an unsuccessful dental root canal, apicoectomy treatment is used to remove the root tip to save the tooth.

How Can I Get Dental Root Canal Treatment?

Our skilled dentists are dedicated to performing a variety of treatments, including root canals. They work to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure, so there’s nothing to fear. If you are experiencing severe tooth or gum pain, give us a call. We’ll connect you with one of our dentists who will be able to help you get back on the road to good oral health.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday by appointment Only

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  • Monday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Dental Associates of Florida - Winter Haven

329 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33880

(863) 877-1300