Root Canal Therapy - palm beach gardens fl

Relieve Toothaches with Skilled Root Canal Therapy

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Root Canal Therapy Restores Your Dental Health

Toothaches can range from a slight twinge when you bite down, to a dull, throbbing pain that won’t subside, even with the help of over-the-counter medication. Regardless of the severity of the discomfort you’re experiencing, you should promptly seek professional help for a toothache. Often, a toothache can be attributed to an untreated cavity or fracture, both of which can extend into the pulp at the core of your tooth. Bacteria can then invade the tooth’s core and cause infection, pressure, and pain. In cases like this, our doctors often recommend root canal treatment. Root canal treatments at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice emphasize patient comfort by removing the source of the toothache and salvaging the healthy portions of the tooth.

Understanding Why a Root Canal is Necessary

To understand why you might need root canal treatment, you should first understand the structure of your teeth. A human tooth has three distinct layers:

  1. The outer enamel protects the interior layers and withstands the forces of biting and chewing pressure.
  2. The porous dentin provides the pulp with a second level of protection and transmits sensory information to the nerves within the pulp.
  3. The pulp is housed within the central chamber of the tooth. It holds the tooth’s nerves and circulates blood, which carries nutrients and hydration to keep the tooth and its support structure healthy.

Although enamel is the strongest substance your body produces, advanced tooth decay, fractures, or traumatic injury can cause enough damage to compromise the pulp. Once exposed, the pulp is highly susceptible to bacterial infection which, if left untreated, can destroy the tooth and lead to infections in other areas of the body. Root canal therapy eliminates the source of this painful infection and restores the function of the tooth.

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What to Expect from a Root Canal Procedure

We take pride in performing most root canal treatments in a single appointment if possible. Before proceeding, Dr. Jay Ajmo will discuss the procedure with you and together you will decide whether you would benefit from dental sedation. Once he has numbed the area and you feel completely relaxed, Dr. Ajmo will remove the infected pulp tissue. Next, he will thoroughly clean, sterilize, and dry the root chamber before filling it with a supportive, rubber-like substance called gutta percha. Finally, he will place a dental crown to protect the tooth. ​

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Our Approach to Root Canal Therapy

At the PGA Dentistry, we practice conservative, comfortable dentistry. We strive to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, while also eliminating the discomfort often associated with some dental procedures. Root canal therapy is performed using local anesthetic and, if needed, dental sedation, so that you will feel completely relaxed throughout the appointment. Many of our patients doze off during their root canal treatment! Although preventing oral health problems is preferable, the truth is, only one percent of humans avoid tooth decay throughout life. Wherever you are on your path to better oral health, we promise to help you along the way, so you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile throughout your lifetime.

Toothache? Find Out If Root Canal Therapy Is Your Solution!

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