If there’s infected material in your tooth, we need to get it out. Doing so can save the tooth, as well as preventing further complications throughout your mouth. Learn what you need to know about this procedure.
Who Needs a Root Canal?
There are many reasons why your tooth’s pulp might have become infected:
- Cracks leading to sensitivity
- Lack of Hygiene
If this pulp is infected, it needs to be addressed. The earlier the problem is addressed, the more likely it is that we will be able to save the tooth. This can also help mitigate the pain that the abscess causes.
In some cases, patients with cracked teeth will need to get them extracted. This depends on the severity of the breakage. If the crack goes past the gumline, the tooth needs to be removed.
What to Expect from Your Root Canal?
Root canals aren’t nearly as painful as they used to be. If you’ve heard horror stories or you got one long ago, there’s no reason to be worried. Many appointments don’t last for more than an hour, though particularly complicated cases may need an hour-and-a-half.
Recovery typically takes no more than a few days. Once the area has healed, you should be able to eat and drink normally. The tooth will function as expected, since the pulp we’re removing isn’t necessary once the tooth has fully developed.
Need a Root Canal in Boca Raton?
You’ve come to the right place. At Boca Dental Group, we understand that it isn’t fun to go to the dentist. That said, we do our best to create a comfortable environment so that you can get the expert care you need. That’s why we’re the best place to go for endodontics in Boca Raton. Have any questions about what we can do for you? Would you like to request an appointment? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our office is excited to see you!