Root Canals in Fort Lauderdale

 

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A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, rescues severely decayed or injured teeth from extraction. While root canals are often associated with severe pain, you are unlikely to feel any discomfort during the procedure, thanks to modern anesthesia and sedation. In fact, the pain derived from the affected tooth is the worst part of the process. Plus, needing a root canal can actually be good news — it means we can save your natural tooth! Millions of teeth are saved every year due to root canal therapy, when otherwise, if left untreated, an abscess may develop or the teeth would need to be removed. Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski has over 15 years of experience successfully performing root canal treatments and will ensure your experience is as comfortable, quick and painless as possible. 

 

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REASONS FOR NEEDING A ROOT CANAL

If you need a root canal, it’s because tooth decay or injury has reached beyond the tooth’s exterior layer of enamel to affect the interior of your tooth, or the area known as the pulp/nerve. Most commonly, those in need of a root canal may experience severe pain that may either be continuous or limited to moments when the victim chews with the affected tooth or the tooth comes in contact with hot or cold liquids. There are numerous reasons that patients are advised to seek root canal therapy. While every situation is unique, some of the most common factors that can lead to a root canal include:

What Happens During a Root Canal PROCEDURE?

Root canals are some of the most commonly performed restorative dentistry procedures. If you need a root canal, it’s because tooth decay or injury has reached beyond the tooth’s exterior layer of enamel to affect the interior of your tooth, or the area known as the pulp/nerve. Dr. Natalia will build a treatment plan based on the severity and location of the infection. Then, the procedure is carried out over the course of one to two visits to our office. Root canals may be combined with antibiotic therapy to fully heal the infection.

Steps of a root canal include:

  1. Anesthesia and sedation are administered as desired
  2. The interior of the tooth is accessed by drilling a small hole through the tooth
  3. All infected tissue is removed
  4. The root canal is measured and reshaped
  5. Gutta percha (a naturally occurring substance derived from Malaysian trees) fills the tooth
  6. A permanent, temporarycrown, or filling is  placed
  7. If needed (or not already performed), permanent restoration is placed in a follow-up appointment

If you need to wear a temporary crown or filling between appointments, we highly advise caution when eating. Try to chew on the side of your mouth opposite to the root canal and avoid sticky or chewy foods completely.

Schedule an Appointment Today WITH OUR FORT LAUDERDALE DENTIST

Do you have a severely aching or injured tooth? Root canal therapy could be just the thing you need to enjoy a healthy smile once again. Call Pearl White Dentistry’s Fort Lauderdale office to schedule an appointment at (954) 491-8812or contact us onlineDr. Natalia also welcomes patients from Pompano Beach, Plantation, and Hollywood, FL.

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"Let's just say I don't have the best teeth and have developed a fear of the dentist, but this office is amazing! Everyone there is kind, caring, really understanding! Dr Natalia is very gentle and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable and are taken care of. I would recommend this place to any one especially if you are scared of the dentist, because they will change that for you!"

Julie S., Pompano Beach, FL

“Patient Come First! Dr. Natalia is an excellent dentist whose main priority is making sure her patients are comfortable and get the best dentistry she can offer. I would recommend Dr. Natalia to anyone who needs a dentist!”

Yudanis G., Fort Lauderdale, FL

“As a kid I had a dentist who wasn't very nice. I never liked going to the dentist but this office is different. An all-female gentle, compassionate staff makes you feel welcome and there is never any pain. Last time I was in I almost fell asleep while Dr Benda worked on my teeth.

Rick G., Margate, FL
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