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Dentist in Orlando, FL
Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
5180 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 273-6620
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By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
July 17, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Have questions about root canal therapy? In the past, diseased and injured teeth often had to be surgically removed. Today, they can often be saved through root canal therapy. Millions of teeth are saved each year with root canal therapy. Dr. Marcia Martinez in Orlando, FL, offers root canal therapy with a gentle touch. Read on to get answers to frequently asked questions about root canal therapy.

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure performed to repair and save an infected or badly decayed tooth. Root canal treatment involves removing nerve tissue, bacteria, and organic debris that are infecting the tooth and causing pain and inflammation. If a root canal is not performed, the infection may spread, resulting in the tooth having to be removed.

Do I need root canal treatment?

Tooth pain is a sign that a root canal is required. Its level may range from mild to severe. Prolonged sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures is also a sign that root canal treatment is required. A bump that forms on the gum may also be a sign that root canal therapy is needed. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your dental care provider as soon as possible.

Is extraction better than a root canal?

Extraction is not a good alternative to root canal treatment. Saving your natural tooth is the best option. Root canal treatment gives your tooth a second chance. Root canal treatment is a cost-effective way to treat a tooth with a damaged pulp and is less expensive than tooth extraction and placement of an implant.

What are the benefits of root canals?

Root canal treatment will eliminate your pain and improve your well-being. After the procedure, a dental crown needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function. A dental crown can improve your clarity of speech, help you chew better, and enhance your enjoyment of life.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canals are nothing to fear. Some patients fear root canal treatments because they assume they're extremely painful. However, the truth is that the root canal treatments are no more painful than having a dental filling placed. Modern technology and anesthetics allow your dental practitioners in Orlando, FL, to complete root canals treatments virtually pain-free.

Do root canals require multiple visits?

Over the last few decades, new types of equipment and techniques have been developed that have improved the efficiency with which root canals can be performed. Most root canals are completed in one visit. In some cases, however, two scheduled appointments may be needed.

Is root canal treatment a safe procedure?

Not only is root canal treatment effective and safe, it eliminates bacteria from the roots of infected teeth, improving both your oral health and your overall health. The only alternative to root canal therapy is dental extraction. Tooth pulling is a traumatic dental procedure and is known to cause a significantly higher incidence of oral bacteria entering the bloodstream.

If you want to save your smile, call Dr. Marcia Martinez at (407) 273-6620 right now to schedule a dental appointment in Orlando, FL. Root canal treatments can help you maintain your natural smile for a lifetime!