Our state of the art dental facility is conveniently located in Central Florida. Our endodontists and dental staff take every measure possible to provide a calming, caring, and compassionate atmosphere during your root canal treatment and are devoted to saving your natural teeth with today’s most advanced and proven technology and endodontic (root canal) procedures and treatment.
Our Lake Mary, FL location proudly serves patients from Lake Monroe, Sanford, and Midway.
A toothache can sometimes result in the need for a root canal. If you face a root canal procedure, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Endodontists, millions of teeth are treated — and saved — this way each year.
Root Canal: The Basics
Many people are familiar with the term root canal yet few fully understand what it means. A basic knowledge of what a root canal is can alleviate any misgivings or fears about the procedure.
A root canal procedure involves removing bacteria from the infected root canal.The infected pulp is removed from inside the tooth, which is then cleaned, disinfected, filled, and sealed. The overall goal of a root canal is to prevent reinfection of, and to save, the natural tooth.
After your endodontist completes your retreatment, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible to have a new crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full function.
Sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or reinfected months or even years after treatment. If your tooth fails to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance. An additional procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth.
Using our surgical microscope, we are able to remove complex restorative materials like crowns, core material, and fillings. We will then re-clean, re-fill, and re-seal the canals. If the canals are unusually narrow or blocked, we may recommend endodontic surgery.
Retreated teeth can function well for years, even for a lifetime.Be sure to ask the team at Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics about dental retreatment options.
Whenever possible, it is best to save your natural tooth. There are many benefits to a root canal procedure, the first of which is the eventual release of your pain.
Other benefits of a root canal procedure include:
Alleviating your pain is a top priority. If you feel you may need a root canal, do not delay seeking help from Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics.
How to Tell if You are a Good Candidate for a Root Canal
One key indicator that you may need a root canal is increased sensitivity to hot or cold substances. Root canals are generally the result of a deep cavity, genetics, a cracked tooth from injury, or issues relating to a filling.
In addition to sensitivity problems, other symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal include:
These are just a few examples of possible root canal issues. If you are experiencing any oral discomfort, see help from Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics.
Entrusting your oral health care needs to Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics can ease your mind regarding a possible root canal. The staff understands the fears and apprehensions most patients have when it comes to dental treatment.
The calm and gentle demeanor, combined with experience and skill, make the Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics team a great choice for you and your family.
A root canal is a serious matter that demands quality endodontic work. Let our team relieve your pain and restore the health of your damaged tooth.
Root Canal Help from Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics
A painful tooth disrupts your life. If left untreated, it can develop further complications. At Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics, we identify the source of your pain and take immediate measures to bring you relief.
We will work hard to save your tooth and to make your root canal experience as comforting as possible. If you are suffering severe tooth pain, contact our office today.
Is a root canal painful?
Local anesthetic is used to completely numb the tooth. Most patients experience pressure and vibration during the procedure.
Can I eat before the root canal?
Yes, patients may eat prior to the procedure and treatment.
What types of foods can I eat following a root canal?
Following post-operative instructions is important for the healing process. Patients should wait until they are no longer numb and avoid foods that are crunchy, sticky, or chewy.
How soon can I return to work or to school?
While the numbness may continue for 2 – 4 hours following the procedure, patients may return to work or to school at any time.
Call (352) 404-5550 or make your appointment online. No referral is necessary. The staff at Lake Mary Advanced Endodontics looks forward to serving you.
743 Stirling Center Place, Suite 1701
Monday to Friday | 8am to 5pm
Same-Day Emergency Appointments
Toothache, severe pain? Swelling around the mouth? Knocked-Out Teeth? Cracked or Chipped Tooth? Broken or Lost Fillings/Crowns? Emergencies happen every day, usually when we least expect it. We are here 24/7 to help you.