3 Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Posted on November 27, 2015

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Hello Florida, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist-speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Tarpon Springs, East Lake, and Clearwater areas know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to…

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in Trinity or Palm Harbor performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

We hope that today’s Trinity dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. At Prestige Dentistry, we want our patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. We also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 727-478-0488.

At Prestige Dentistry we offer

  • Dental implants
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Invisible braces

We hope to hear from you soon!

Prestige Dentistry
4140 Woodlands Pkwy, Ste A
Palm Harbor, Florida
727-478-0488
http://www.prestige-dentistry.com/learn-about-us

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013

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