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Carrollwood General Dentistry | Root Canal in Tampa

Tampa Dentist | Carrollwood General Dentistry

12603 Henderson Road
Tampa, FL 33625

813-962-2731

Root Canal
 

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth.  If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem.

The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create a small opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will preserve the tooth and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any discomfort afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection.

If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.

 
 
 
Tampa Dentist | Root Canal. Edwin Hsiung is a Tampa Dentist.