Root Canals or Endodontics

Exceptional Root Canal Treatment

Why Get Endodontic Treatment?

The endodontic treatment, known commonly as a “root canal,” is a treatment that can save a severely injured, cracked or decayed tooth when its pulp becomes infected or inflamed.

Endodontics

Root Canals

The mere mention of a root canal may make you cringe, but endodontic therapy can help to save a tooth and prevent the need for more invasive procedures and discomfort. Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia work hard to make getting a root canal a comfortable and anxiety-free experience.

We are highly experienced in endodontics and have significant experience and specialized training in the care and treatment of tooth pulp, the tooth’s soft inner tissue, and your tooth’s inner structures. If you need a root canal or other endodontic treatment, you can rest assured that we can help with the highest-quality care.

Helen

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Being uncomfortable with your smile has a big impact on your life. When you also can’t eat or talk comfortable it’s time to take action. Learn more about Helen’s story and what brought her to Miami Designer Smiles.

After being here, for the first time I can smile again with confidence, I can talk, I can eat, I have my life back.

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When Do You Need Endodontic Treatment?

As we mentioned, the time for endodontics is when the tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected, but the symptoms of these situations are not always immediately evident. Here are some signs that you may need a root canal or endodontics consultation with Miami Designer Smiles:

  • Tooth or gum pain
  • Tooth or gum discoloration
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Tooth or gum tenderness
  • A tooth abscess, typically shown through a bump or pimple on the gums with pus
  • A bitter or foul taste in the mouth; persistent bad breath
  • Facial swelling or tenderness
  • Swelling or tenderness in the lymph nodes of the lower jaw or the neck

If you’re noticing these signs, we recommend calling Miami Designer Smiles today to schedule an appointment for a closer look.

Our Endodontic Process

The Root Canal Process

As we said, many people cringe at the thought of having a root canal. But modern dentistry has improved dental techniques significantly, allowing you to stay comfortable during the procedure and your recovery.

 

When you come in for your endodontics consultation, we will

  1. take Digital X-Rays To Investigate For Tooth Damage And Infection And Perform A Thorough Examination Of Your Gums And Other Structures Of The Mouth.
  2. The Root Canal Treatment Is Performed In Our Office In One Or Two Visits, Depending On The Infection’s Presence And Severity.
  3. Before The Procedure Begins, We Will Apply A Local Anesthetic To The Affected Tooth And Surrounding Area.
  4. We Will Place A Small, Protective Sheet Over The Area To Isolate The Tooth From The Rest Of The Mouth To Keep It Clean And Free From Saliva.
  5. During The Treatment, Infected Pulp And The Tooth’s Nerve Located In The Root Are Removed. Dr. Garcia And Dr. Sanchez-Garcia Will Then Clean And Medicate The Pulp Chamber And Root Area. Once Complete, These Areas Are Filled And Sealed.
  6. Depending On The Tooth’s Location, It May Require A Dental Crown Or Other Restorative Treatment To Protect And Strengthen The Tooth.

After restoration, the treated tooth will function like any other tooth, and with good oral hygiene, it will last the rest of your life.

Exceptional Root Canal Treatment

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia have considerable experience with the root canal procedure, regularly achieve exceptional results, and often complete root canals in just one visit.

Once you have been anesthetized, you will not feel any pain. Still, if you are uncomfortable in any way, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia will administer pain medication to reduce any discomfort you may experience.

To keep you comfortable, we’ve invested in the most advanced technology and tools, including dental instruments that are as close to silent as possible. We use rotary instruments to make the procedure go faster. We also use a dental laser to help aid in the cleaning process and kill off any infection-causing bacteria.

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Why Is Endodontic Treatment Important?

If your tooth develops an area of decay or a cavity, the bacteria that grow in that area can spread to your tooth’s nerve or pulp and cause infection. If the infection spreads to your tooth’s roots, you could develop a very painful and dangerous infection.

Untreated tooth infections are dangerous. An oral infection can result in bone loss and tissue loss in the affected area, tooth loss, and even serious illness, such as endocarditis, a condition of the heart muscle’s lining.

Other tools used at Miami Designer Smiles during endodontics treatment include:

Justwo Apex Locator. This device is a unique sensor placed on your lip and attached to the instruments that clean out your tooth. It allows dentists to know precisely where they are inside your tooth and saves a great deal of time since it eliminates the need for X-rays during your treatment.

Satelac Ultrasonic Device. This instrument helps our dentists precisely remove affected tooth structure, so our dentists don’t remove any more tissue than necessary. This device also helps clean out the tooth more quickly, reducing the time it takes to complete your procedure.

Please contact our Miami endodontists at 305-595-4616 today to schedule your root canal treatment. Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in the Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, area.

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