Advanced Endodontics offers non-surgical root canal therapy throughout Central Florida, with offices in Lake Mary, Clermont, Orlando, Port Orange, and Winter Park. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call (352) 404-5550.
Root canal therapy used to be a very involved, complex procedure. Today, it is as routine as filling a cavity. The combination of technological advancements and advanced procedures allows for root canals to be performed with ease.
Root canal therapy is often recommended to remove infections found deep within the tooth so that the natural tooth may be saved. Whether from a cavity where decay spread through the enamel, a crack, or something else – bacteria that make their way into the pulp area of the tooth can cause infection. This area is full of soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves, and the like. Without treatment, the infection can continue to grow and cause damage to your tooth, your gums, and your jaw bone.
Root canal therapy is designed to remove the infection – and the pulp – while also disinfecting the inside of the tooth. It is then sealed up so that it may heal. This is one of the most common ways that endodontists are able to save a natural tooth.
You never want to leave tooth decay untreated as it can wreak havoc throughout your mouth – and often cause you a lot of pain. But, with non-surgical root canal therapy, there are a lot of benefits, including:
Being in need of root canal therapy makes you a good candidate. That means if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to set up a consultation with Advanced Endodontics:
After a thorough examination, our endodontist will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for non-surgical root canal therapy.
At Advanced Endodontics, we provide comprehensive quality endodontic care. We understand that for some patients are reluctant and even fearful in seeking treatment which is why you will encounter our trustworthy, friendly staff from the moment you walk through our door. We offer patient-focused, non-judgmental compassion – and do everything we can to ensure you have the most comfortable dental experience.
There is a reason why Advanced Endodontics is the top-of-mind referral choice for dentists with patients needing endodontic or emergency dental services.
No, root canal therapy does not hurt. A local anesthetic is given so that you will not feel any pain during your procedure. However, once it begins to wear off you may experience some minor discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually all that is needed to find relief.
Yes, we encourage you to eat before coming into the office to start treatment.
Yes, we encourage you to follow the post-operative instructions we provide to you once treatment is complete. You should wait until you are no longer numb to eat after treatment and you should try to refrain from eating hard, crunchy, sticky, or chewy foods while the temporary filling is still present in the tooth.
Typically, discomfort can last and peak up to the fourth or fifth day, then start to taper off with each passing day after. The length and levels of discomfort differ from person to person, pending the condition of the tooth. As a rule of thumb, when you wait until you are in pain you will experience discomfort for a few days after the treatment.
Typically, discomfort does start after the anesthetics have worn off, so we will provide any prescriptions needed for post-operative discomfort.
Yes, absolutely. In order for successful healing, maintaining good oral hygiene is vital. Be sure you are brushing at least twice per day. Gently rinsing with mouthwash is also recommended.
No. Root canal therapy is not oral surgery, but rather a common dental procedure.
No. Extraction may sound like a simple fix, but it will affect the surrounding teeth and the jaw bone in the future. Without investing in an artificial tooth replacement, you could find yourself with some complex dental issues. As endodontists, we understand the importance of saving a natural tooth whenever possible – and highly recommend root canal therapy if it is an option.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call (352) 404-5550.