What is a Non-Surgical Root Canal? | Lake Worth Dentist
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures, with over 14 million patients undergoing this procedure every year. The treatment is performed in order to save the natural tooth and prevent the need for a dental implant or bridge. If you have tooth pain or temperature sensitivity in your tooth or gums, you may be a candidate for a root canal. Go to a professional root canal specialist in Lake Worth to treat your dental pain, call 1-888-9-FERBER to schedule a consultation today!
What is a Root Canal?
Ferber Dental Group has performed countless successful non-surgical root canals, and the success for this type of treatment is approximately 90%. A root canal is needed when the pulp of the tooth has become infected or inflamed due to a cavity, tooth decay or trauma to the tooth. Any of these scenarios cause a deep infection that can be treated with a non-surgical root canal.
What is the Non-Surgical Root Canal Process?
After local anesthesia is administered in the area that the root canal will be performed, an opening is made through the crown of the tooth to the pulp chamber. This is the area that houses the pulp, and when the pulp is inflamed pressure builds up in this chamber and causes tooth pain. At this point an endodontic file is used to remove the infected or inflamed tissue out of the canals of the tooth. Using irrigation, the canals are cleaned and any debris is removed. The canals are then prepped for the filling material by being shaped with the file.
Once the canals have been cleaned and shaped, they are filled with a permanent material, normally gutta percha. The tooth is then rebuilt with a filling to seal the opening. Normally after a root canal, it is recommended that you get a crown, or a cap for your tooth, to reinforce the tooth. In some cases, a post is also recommended to give the crown more support.
At Ferber Dental Group you can rest assured that any treatment you need will be performed by experienced and expert dentists. We want to have you smiling again, so you can visit our experienced group of Lake Worth dentists online or call us at 1-888-9-FERBER.