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Root canal treatment is a great way to save teeth that can’t be repaired with a dental filling, dental crown, or other dental restoration. It’s typically the last treatment option before tooth extraction, and it can restore your tooth’s health, strength, and function.

Why would I need a root canal?

Sometimes severe dental decay, many dental treatments, a crack, or an extreme blow to the face can infect and inflame the internal core of the tooth, which is called the dental pulp. When this happens, you oftentimes suffer severe pain and you can’t properly use the tooth. You would need the root canal so you can restore your oral health and prevent tooth extraction.

What are some symptoms of needing a root canal?       

Some common symptoms of needing a root canal include swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums, severe pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and tooth discoloration. However, there are times when there are no symptoms involved.

What is the process of root canal therapy?

The treatment oftentimes requires one to three appointments. This is because there are certain stages of treatment that need to be performed properly. To begin, your dentist, Dr. Askowitz or Dr. Paralta, will remove the diseased pulp. Then, they will clean the pulp chamber and root canal and then seal the tooth. For further support, the tooth will be covered with a dental crown.

Would you like to know more about root canal treatment in Sarasota, Florida? If so, please remember that our dental team at Oneco Dental Care is happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. All you need to do is dial 941-462-4659!