Can you guess how many treatments are scheduled for a root canal in Pompano Beach each year? The answer is 10.9 million! You are not alone.
A root canal is usually performed to save a tooth, prevent damage, and stop an infection from spreading. In this procedure, your endodontist will remove the decayed pulp, disinfect the area and fill it up with a special material to restore your tooth’s shape, structure, integrity, and function.
The dental pulp consists of connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. All these are housed in your tooth’s chamber. The pulp plays a significant role in your tooth’s development. However, when all your teeth are fully developed they become useless. Unfortunately, even if the pulp is no longer important in your tooth’s structure it can still become infected. In such a case, your endodontist will recommend a root canal to put an end to the infection or inflammation. The infection can stem from severe tooth decay, damage due to impact or trauma, or it can be a result of a large chip or crack in your tooth. Regardless of the cause, your endodontist will perform root canal therapy as the best treatment to save your tooth.
To determine whether or not you need a root canal, your endodontist will check for signs and symptoms of pulp damage and these are severe and persistent pain, tooth discoloration, extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures, increased redness, and swelling of the gums around the site.
If you manifest symptoms of infected or inflamed pulp you need to have your tooth checked by a qualified dentist. At Park Plaza Dental, we can provide you with dental services to help treat your dental problem. Our team of dental health experts is trained and skilled to perform root canal therapy. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about our services.
If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call Park Plaza Dental. Our team is here to make your next appointment a comfortable and productive one.