Root canal therapy, often simply referred to as a root canal, is an endodontic procedure aimed at saving a tooth that has suffered severe infection or damage. This damage often occurs from decay that penetrates through the tooth’s protective enamel layer, reaching the sensitive pulp and nerves within. Without timely intervention, such infections can lead to the death of the tooth, potentially necessitating its extraction. To preserve the tooth and maintain oral health, our experienced dentist can perform root canal therapy by removing the affected tissue, thoroughly cleaning the inner tooth, and filling it with a medicated material. The final step often involves placing a dental crown or similar restoration to reinforce the tooth’s structure and restore its natural appearance. Root canal therapy is typically completed in one to two visits, designed to be as comfortable as possible for you.

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Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy plays a critical role in dental health, offering several benefits:

  • Prevents the spread of infection to neighboring teeth and the rest of the body.
  • Saves natural teeth, avoiding the need for extractions and replacements.
  • Restores full function to the tooth, allowing for normal biting and chewing.
  • Eliminates pain and discomfort associated with tooth infection.

Advanced Dental Techniques

Despite common misconceptions, modern root canal treatments are far from the painful procedures they were once thought to be. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, techniques, and anesthesia, patients now experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Our dentist and team are committed to ensuring that your visit is a positive, pain-free experience. We strive to make root canal therapy as straightforward and comfortable as possible.

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Contact Minorca Smiles today at 305-443-4713 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raymond del Castillo and learn more about how root canal therapy in Coral Gables, Florida, can help restore health and confidence to your smile.

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