Many people think tooth extraction is the least painful and most affordable dental care option to treat a badly diseased tooth, but keeping your natural teeth is always best. Root canal therapy is a preferable alternative to losing and replacing your permanent teeth and, in the long run, it costs less. Root canals save an average of 17 million teeth every year. The procedure is fairly simple; the diseased pulp is removed from the tooth’s interior and the roots are hollowed out and cleaned. The roots are then filled with a flexible filling material that will prevent reinfection and pain.
4 Signs You May Need a Root Canal
Your tooth can become inflamed and infected from severe tooth decay, cracks or chips, leaky or failing restorations, or direct trauma. Once the tooth’s pulp is affected, it begins to die. This causes significant pain and other symptoms. Signs of a severely diseased or damaged tooth that may need a root canal include the following:
- Pain that may be mild or severe
- Dark tooth discoloration indicating decay
- Swelling and soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth
- Visible signs of infection on a dental x-ray
What About Root Canal Pain?
Root canal procedures are no more painful than getting a filling. With today’s modern anesthetic options and dentists who are more aware of patient anxiety, there is no reason to fear getting a root canal. Don’t let the myth of root canal pain scare you away; they are an effective and affordable dental care option. See a specialist in endodontics in Miami to restore normal function and relieve pain.
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Miami Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Miami. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Miami Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Miami Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.