Palmetto Center for Dental Specialties
7150 West 20th Avenue, Suite 102, Hialeah, FL 33016
If your dentist has referred you to our office for endodontics in Hialeah, you are in good hands. Our endodontist strives to be the best endodontist in Hialeah by providing compassionate care to patients who are in pain and perhaps a little nervous about seeing a specialist for a root canal. You will feel comfortable from the minute that you walk into our office. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Endodontists have two or more additional years of postgraduate training, which focus on the soft tissue inside teeth. They do far more root canals than family dentists do, which help them to save as many teeth as possible with their specialized skills. Dentists will refer patients with complex root canal systems to endodontists, although some dentists do not do any root canals. If your family dentist has suggested that you visit a root canal expert in Hialeah, contact our office to schedule your appointment.
Since endodontists typically do root canals, they may only see a patient one or two times. They use the visit as an opportunity to build trust, explain the root canal procedure and let the patient know that root canals do not hurt.
Endodontists frequently see patients that are referred by family dentists, where root canal therapy promises to be challenging. They also perform endodontic re-treatments, which is where a previous root canal failed.
Our staff will make your medical history and ask about any medications that you currently take. We will take x-rays if you don’t already have a set from your dentist. Our endodontist will come in and talk to you about the symptoms that you have been experiencing and then he or she will diagnose the problem and suggest the appropriate treatment. Our root canal specialist may do the root canal on your initial visit, depending on the severity of your problem. If you will need to come back, our doctor may prescribe medication to alleviate your symptoms.
Your root canal will be painless. Our doctor will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. If you start to fell any pain, our doctor will stop and administer more anesthetic. After the procedure, you will be sore, but the nerves are gone, so you should not feel any pain. An OTC pain reliever should alleviate the soreness. The root canal should be a relief after the pain of a tooth with infected nerves.
After your root canal, you will need to see your regular dentist and have the temporary filling our root canal expert put in your tooth replaced. Your general dentist will decide if you need a permanent filling or a dental crown. This step is important because your tooth will be weaker after having a root canal.
Call our office today at (786) 269-2961 to set up a consultation with our root canal specialist in Hialeah. We welcome referrals and patients who choose to make our office their first stop for root canal therapy.