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Root Canal Therapy

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

Root Canal Therapy

Clearwater Dentistry, proudly serving and accepting new patients from the Westchase 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 procedure. This treatment is typically painless and aims to preserve the natural tooth, stop the spread of infection, and restore a healthy, vibrant smile. Additionally, root canal therapy is available in Clearwater, FL. Clearwater Dentistry is proud to serve and welcome new patients from the Westchase area.

The Procedure

As the procedure begins, the patient receives local anesthesia and a protective rubber dam is positioned. Then, a precise opening is made on the tooth’s surface to reach the pulp chamber. Subsequently, specialized dental tools are used to clean out the infected tissue and shape the root canals, ensuring complete removal of any infection. X-rays are employed to verify the thoroughness of the pulp removal before proceeding with the filling. Finally, restoration typically involves fitting a dental crown, although more extensive damage may require initial reconstruction with a post and core.

For appointments or inquiries, visit Clearwater Dentistry, welcoming new patients from the Westchase vicinity.

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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.