Miami Root Canal
A “root canal,” or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to conserve a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, trauma and extreme wear.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (nerve and blood supply), bacteria and any decay are removed, and the resulting space is filled with an inert material called gutta-percha. After the tooth is healed, getting a crown is recommended, because the tooth will become brittle.
Having a root canal in Miami done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a problematic tooth is the best (and most economical) solution. Extracting, or pulling a tooth, could ultimately be costlier and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth, as well as causing loss of bone around the extraction site.
While Miami root canal therapy has a high degree of success, it is not 100% guaranteed. It is very important to have a permanent restoration (usually a crown) placed within 30 days of the root canal in Miami. If a permanent restoration is not placed, the tooth can fracture or further decay to the point where the root canal must be re-done or, worse, the tooth must be removed.
Are you in dental pain? Call Florida Dental Care of Miller today to schedule your Miami endodontic consultation!