Torrens Dental Care- Root Canals
Dr. Torrens- Dentist Naples Florida
A root canal is one of the most researched dental procedures performed. By undergoing this procedure with our Naples dentist, Dr. Torrens, teeth can be saved and future complications can be prevented, visit Torrens Dental Care to find out how.
In the center of the tooth lies a pulp. This pulp is comprised of blood vessels and nerves that helps create the tooth surrounding it, and builds up its strength. Many times, infections and inflammation of the pulp occurs when there is significant trauma to the tooth, deep-set decay, cracks or chips, or repeated dental procedures. This damage to the pulp is what creates the sensitivity of the tooth, and therefore typically leads to root canal procedures and surgery.
Root Canal Procedure
If you are experiencing persistent symptoms and root canal pain, Torrens Dental Care in Naples, Florida can recommend the right options and dentist in Naples for your specific care. We may recommend an alternative, non-surgical treatment to help eliminate the damaged pulp. If surgery is unavoidable, the pulp will be removed and the root canal system will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to cap off future problems. To seal the interior of the tooth, a paste-and-rubber mixture called “gutta percha” is placed into the tooth's root canal.
The therapy process will usually involve anesthesia to the area to reduce root canal pain. The root canal recovery may be longer than other dental procedures, due to natural swelling of the root tissue.
Root Canal Recovery
There may be some pain due to natural inflammation, so sensitivity may be at its highest in the days following the procedure. Typically, you may be able to lessen the amount of pain with over-the-counter medicine, but you should communicate with the office at Torrens Dental Care if pain persists. Most patients return to their everyday activities the following day. It is also advised to minimize chewing on the tooth under repair. By doing this, you can help prevent contamination to the affected area.
To maintain a healthy mouth after your root canal procedure, you can brush and floss as you usually do and visit your dentist regularly. Saving your natural teeth is the very best option; natural teeth allow you to maintain proper nutrition, so root canal is the ideal treatment. Additionally, the only other alternative to a root canal procedure is having the tooth removed and having it replaced with a bridge or implant. These alternatives are more expensive than a root canal procedure and require more treatment and recovery time.
Looking for a dentist in Naples? Torrens Dental Care provides its Naples patients with all of their dentistry needs.