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6633 Forest Hill Blvd
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West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Root Canal Therapy in West Palm Beach

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South Florida Sedation Dentistry provides root canal therapy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Call 561-967-2001 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is treatment for the inside of a tooth. Inside of each tooth there is a substance called pulp, which is soft tissue containing blood vessels and nerves. The pulp fills the entire inside portion of the tooth, known as the root canal.

When bacteria somehow enters the root canal it can infect the pulp, causing pain and sometimes discoloration. A root canal procedure can remove the infected pulp and fill the tooth with a synthetic material that will strengthen it and prevent reinfection.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

A root canal procedure provides many benefits, such as:

  • Save the natural tooth. Root canal therapy can save the existing tooth and allow it to remain in place in your mouth.
  • Relieve pain. An infected tooth can cause severe tooth pain. A root canal procedure will relieve your pain by removing the infected tissue as well as the nerves from inside your tooth.
  • Prevent pain. In some cases a root canal is done proactively to prevent infection for a tooth that is at risk. This can prevent you from experiencing the pain of an infected tooth.
  • Avoid further treatment. Getting a root canal done when it is first recommended can prevent the need for more complex treatment for the tooth.

Are You a Good Candidate for Root Canal Therapy?

A good candidate for a root canal is someone who has tooth decay that has reached beyond the top layer of tooth enamel and into the dentin, the softer layer below it. A root canal can prevent bacteria from infecting the pulp. If you have a toothache you may already have an infected tooth that needs to be addressed with a root canal as soon as possible. If you’ve experienced a trauma that affected a tooth, causing it to hurt or appear discolored, you may also need a root canal to save the tooth.

Why Choose South Florida Sedation Dentistry?

South Florida Sedation Dentistry can make your root canal quick and painless through the use of sedation. We specialize in sedation dentistry, providing a variety of options to help you relax and avoid stress. You’ll breeze right through your root canal with the help of nitrous oxide, conscious oral sedation, or IV sedation. Our compassionate and understanding doctors and staff will put you at ease, even if you have severe dental anxiety. We strive to change the way you feel about going to the dentist through our modern approach.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a root canal take?

On average a root canal may take an hour to an hour and half. If you opt for sedation, the time passes more quickly so an hour can feel like minutes. We want to dispel the myth that root canals are long, arduous procedures.

Is root canal therapy covered by insurance?

In most cases dental insurance will cover a root canal because it is a restorative procedure that can prevent the need for more complex and costly procedures. Contact your insurance provider to inquire about your coverage regarding root canals.

Does a root canal procedure hurt?

With a combination of local anesthesia and sedation if needed, you won’t feel any discomfort during a root canal procedure. This is another myth about root canals that should be dispelled. With modern dentistry, a root canal is nothing to fear.

Can I just have the tooth pulled instead of getting a root canal?

You could, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Pulling the tooth either requires an expensive replacement option, or it leaves a gap in your mouth that will cause your other teeth to shift out of place. A root canal is a simple procedure that can save your tooth and most likely allow it to stay in place for the rest of your life.

Call 561-967-2001 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

South Florida Sedation Dentistry
6633 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
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