Root Canal Therapy in Clearwater, FL
Why Do Most People Need a Root Canal?
When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerve, connective tissue, and blood vessels. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected it can be incredibly painful, requiring immediate treatment.
How Does the Treatment Work?
A root canal endodontic procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth to gain access the internal structure of the tooth, at this point the nerve within the tooth is removed.
In order to complete the root canal, Dr. Andre Bandeira will seal up the hole and area where the dental pulp used to be. At Sunset Point Dental, we will then use a filling or crown in order to further strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Both fillings and crowns can now be created in a tooth-color. This means that regardless of where your infected tooth is located, a crown can be used, and it will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Schedule an appointment at our Clearwater, FL, office to discuss the health of your teeth, any problems that you may be having, and what should be done to heal and protect the tooth. If it appears that a root canal is the best option, we will make this recommendation. If not, we will present a treatment solution that will solve your health issue.