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Root Canal Therapy

Clearwater Dentistry, proudly serving and accepting new patients from the Oldsmar area

Root Canal Therapy

Clearwater Dentistry, proudly serving and accepting new patients from the Oldsmar area

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Alleviate Pain and Preserve Your Natural Tooth Through Root Canal Therapy

When the tooth’s pulp becomes infected, it may require a root canal. This procedure, typically painless, aims to preserve the natural tooth, halt the spread of infection, and restore a healthy, vibrant smile. Additionally, at Clearwater Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, we specialize in Root Canal Therapy. Proudly serving and welcoming new patients from the Oldsmar area.

The Procedure

As we transition into the procedure, local anesthesia is administered, and a protective rubber dam is placed. Subsequently, a careful opening is created at the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber. Following this, a dental file actively cleans the infected tissue and shapes the root canals to remove any traces of infection. X-rays are then utilized to meticulously confirm the thorough removal of infected pulp before proceeding with filling. Finally, restoration typically involves the placement of a dental crown; however, in cases of severe damage, initial reconstruction may be necessary using a post and core.

Feel free to call or walk in today to Clearwater Dentistry, where we serve and warmly welcome new patients from the Oldsmar area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Root Canal Cost

There are two common causes of infection: cavities and fractured/broken teeth. Both expose the pulp area to bacteria that live in saliva. These bacteria can cause an infection that can kill the pulp.

Without treatment, pus from the infected tooth can spread to the root tip and eventually pass to the jaw bone. This can cause an abscess (a pus pocket) that can damage the bone that surrounds the tooth. The pressure this causes can cause excruciating pain and, left untreated, can be life-threatening. An infected tooth can not heal on its own and will only get worse.

Symptoms tend to vary from patient to patient. Infected teeth may be sensitive to hot or cold, the area may be swollen or painful, or there may be a bad taste in the mouth. Occasionally there will be no symptoms at all.