Root Canal Therapy
Learn About Your Miami Beach Root Canal
Root canal treatment is necessary to save a tooth from a bacterial infection that occurs due to a crack in the tooth or the presence of a cavity. The process of getting root canal therapy involves removing the pulp from the core of the tooth and replacing it with a filling. Keep reading to learn more about the Miami Beach root canal process.
When is root canal therapy necessary?
There are some clear signs that you may require root canal treatment. If you're experiencing any signs of a dental issue, it's important to make an appointment to have your teeth and gums thoroughly examined and cleaned. The clearest sign that something is wrong are:
● Severe pain while chewing
● Persistent tooth pain that keeps you awake at night
● Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
● Discoloration of the tooth specifically grey or lavender
● Swollen or tender gums
Understand the Process:
Dr. DelCastillo will first drill a hole into the crown of your tooth. Next, we'll extract the pulp and shape the inside of the tooth to prepare it for a filling. After being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, Dr. DelCastillo will provide a filling and seal the now hollow area closed. A Miami Beach root canal is a routine procedure that's very common in adults and in people with poor oral hygiene.
What does the treatment involve?
The pulp of the tooth is a collection of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. If a tooth becomes cracked, broken, or otherwise fractured, the pulp becomes infected and endangers your oral health. The pulp cannot be cleaned because it's located in the core of your tooth. This means that when it becomes infected it must be removed. After a tooth has been formed, the pulp of the tooth is no longer necessary and can be extracted. Once the pulp has been removed, a filling is implemented to protect your tooth from any further infection.
It's possible that a Miami Beach root canal needs to be completed in multiple visits. If that's the case, Dr. DelCastillo provides you a temporary filling to protect the inside of your teeth. When you go in for a second visit, we'll re-clean the cavity and place a permanent filling.
If the pulp of your tooth becomes infected, treat it before it affects the root of the tooth. Once the tooth root is infected, the tooth becomes diseased and need to be extracted. If the infection spreads to your tooth root, it damages your gums and leads to a tooth abscess. An abscess dangerous your health and is fatal if left untreated, so it's important you see Dr. DelCastillo at the first sign of trouble.
To learn more about our Miami Beach root canal, call our office at (305) 535-3113 or fill out a contact form directly on our website. Take control of your oral health, call Dr. DelCastillo's office today.