Root Canal Therapy

Root Canals in Cape Coral, FL

Root Canals in Cape Coral, FL - Modern Dental Cape CoralThe doctors at Modern Dental Cape Coral are experts in the performance of root canals.  They work quickly and efficiently to minimize the time you are the dental chair. Their gentle touch from the anesthetic injection to the use of rotary instruments, keep you feeling comfortable.

Most root canals can be complete in one day, so there is less interruption to your daily schedule.

To make an appointment, call (239) 610-6200

Our Root Canal Procedure

During your comprehensive evaluation and review of X-rays, if a tooth is discovered to require a root canal, no need to worry, you are in the best skilled hands.

Our doctors utilize a motorized rotary instrument to quickly and comfortably take care of your tooth. The use of the motorized rotary instrument greatly improves the speed of the procedure, usually taking less than one hour. It also helps to preserve the tooth health, compared to hand drilling which other offices may perform, which can break the inside of your tooth.

Once the root canal is complete, work can be done to prepare for a crown on the same day.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canals are procedures to clean out the inside of a tooth which have become infected or damaged. The middle part of our tooth is made up of a bundle of nerves and blood vessels called the pulp. The pulp rests within an area called the pulp chamber, if this area develops an infection, it begins to die and cause pain, removing the pulp is required to save the tooth.   The root canal removes the pulp, so the inside of the tooth can be cleaned, filled and sealed over to restore your tooth.

Reasons this can occur:

  • Decay — bacteria causing the tooth to break down and infects the pulp
  • Trauma — a traumatic blow to the jaw or tooth can cause inflammation of the pulp
  • Deep fillings — fillings that are required to be placed close to the pulp chamber because of fracture or decay,
  • Unexplained — sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and can die for no apparent reason.

How Can You Tell You May Need a Root Canal?

  • Moderate to severe persistent toothache, which may throb when having hot or cold foods
  • You wake up at night from tooth pain
  • Eating and chewing causes pain
  • Swollen gums which could pus or bleed when pressed
  • Tooth pain begins to radiate to other areas of your jaw or head, i.e. an infected tooth could cause sinus pain.

Unfortunately, some people do not experience symptoms and have no idea their tooth is dying until they see a dentist.

To make an appointment, call (239) 610-6200

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