Has your general dentist suggested that you visit our office to see if our doctor can perform a root canal? If so, he or she is hoping that we can save your tooth. Endodontists excel at saving teeth, it is what they trained for and what they do every day in their practice. If you are serious about keeping your natural tooth, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
What Is an Endodontist?
Endodontics is a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. Endodontists specialize in treating the interior of teeth. The most common treatment endodontists perform is root canal therapy; therefore, they become experts at the procedure. They also generally invest more in specialized equipment for root canals than a dentist who only rarely does root canals would. Our root canal specialist in Florida will do everything possible to save your tooth. Contact our office to arrange an appointment.
How Do Endodontists Perform Root Canals?
Endodontists drill a small hole in the tooth to access the pulp, which they then remove. After the pulp is removed, he or she will fill the canals with biocompatible filler and seal them. The procedure does not hurt as your dentist will administer local anesthesia, which numbs the area. Since endodontists perform so many root canals, they are quick and efficient. Yours should take 30 to 90 minutes depending on how many canals there are in the affected tooth.
You can drive yourself home after the procedure, but check with your endodontist to confirm. OTC pain relievers should be enough to handle any lingering discomfort. There are no nerves left in the tooth; the terrible pain you felt before cannot return. You will go back to your regular dentist to have the temporary restoration we put on your tooth removed and either have a crown or filled placed. In the meantime, don’t chew hard foods with the tooth.
What Is an Appointment with an Endodontist in Florida Like?
During your appointment, you will initially fill out new patient paperwork, which includes a medical history and a list of your medications. We will take x-rays if you don’t have a set from your general dentist and you’ll have an examination. Our root canal expert in Florida will determine if you need a root canal and answer any questions that you have about the procedure. You may or may not have your procedure the same day. If you have to return, our doctor may prescribe medication to ease your symptoms until you can have your procedure.
How Do I Get an Appointment for Endodontics in Florida?
Call Dental Specialty Centers of Florida to request an appointment with our endodontist in Florida, who strives to be the best endodontist in Florida. Our staff strives to be the friendliest and most compassionate as well. We want your experience to be as pleasant as possible. Do not wait too long to call, delaying treatment puts your tooth at risk and you want to preserve your natural tooth for as long as possible. Call today to schedule your consultation with our root canal expert.