Root Canals

Root Canals

Root Canals services offered in Doral, FL, Serving South Florida

Root canals are effective, painless treatments that can help relieve tooth pain and preserve a healthy smile. Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry, offer root canal therapy to children and adults in Doral, Florida. To see if you need a root canal, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.  

Root Canals Q & A

What are root canals?

A root canal is a dental procedure that can repair a tooth if it has been infected. The innermost chamber of your tooth contains pulp, which has blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. 

If bacteria enters this chamber, it can create an infection and inflammation, leading to tooth pain. 

A root canal can help treat painful teeth by removing dental pulp. 

Root canals are effective and painless treatments with today’s advancements in dental technology. However, if you have severe dental anxiety, Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry offers several sedation options to help keep you calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. 

When might I need a root canal?

Dental pain is one of the most important signs that you may have a tooth infection. Other symptoms that your dentist may recommend a root canal include: 

  • Darkened or red gums
  • Lingering sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Pain that worsens when you bite or chew
  • Pimple-like sores on your gum tissue
  • A cracked tooth

If you experience any of these dental issues, schedule an evaluation at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry right away. 

What happens during root canals?

If you need a root canal to repair your oral health, your dentist begins the process by administering a local anesthetic to the treatment area. You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort from this point forward, but if you need sedation dentistry, you can always discuss your options with your dentist at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry. 

Your dentist creates a small opening to access the pulp (inner chamber) of your tooth. Then, they use special dental tools called files to reach inside your tooth to remove all the traces of pulp, including down in the canals of the root. 

They rinse the chamber thoroughly to make sure any lingering bacteria is removed, and then they fill the space with a material called gutta percha. 

Your dentist takes impressions to create your custom dental crown. A temporary crown protects your tooth until the permanent version arrives from the dental lab. You return to the office to have your permanent crown cemented into place. Lastly, your dentist checks to ensure there are no areas of discomfort. 

If you’d like more information on root canals, schedule a consultation online or over the phone at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry.