A root canal is performed to prevent tooth loss following damage to the soft core of your tooth (the pulp). During the procedure, Miami dentists Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia will remove the damaged nerve and pulp, clean and seal the inside of the tooth, and place a dental crown on the tooth to provide strength and support.
When your tooth has a cavity, the bacteria from the cavity could spread to the nerve or pulp of your tooth and infect it. If the infection spreads to the ends of your tooth’s root, you may develop an abscess as well. An abscess is a puss-filled pocket that forms at the end of your tooth’s root. This process may or may not be accompanied by pain.
Other issues caused by an infection inside your tooth include:
While an infection or abscess may develop without any clear symptoms, the following issues may be a good indication that you need a root canal:
While Dr. Sanchez-Garcia performs most of our root canals, both of our dentists have considerable experience with this procedure and regularly achieve exceptional results.
The majority of our root canals are completed in one visit. The instruments used by our Miami endodontists are as close to silent as possible. Once you have been anesthetized, you will not feel any pain. In fact, many of our patients are often amazed at how easy and painless the procedure is. If necessary, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia will administer pain medication to reduce any discomfort you may experience.
Our dentists use the most advanced technology to ensure the highest quality results for your root canal: