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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.
June 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Root CanalIf your dentist suggests using a root canal to preserve your tooth, your only other option is, often, extraction. Rather than losing your tooth for good and relying on replacement options like dental implants or bridges, a root canal allows your tooth to remain in its socket and gives it new life by removing the infected tissues and renewing it to its former glory. Find out more about root canals and what they can do for you with Dr. Marcia Martinez in Orlando, FL.

What can I expect during a root canal? 
The procedure for your root canal will begin with your dentist numbing the work area to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment. Then, your dentist creates a small access hole at the top of the tooth and uses special instruments to remove the decayed inner portions of the tooth and scrub the inside of the tooth’s structure clean. This process extends all the way down the tooth’s roots to ensure no infected tissue remains. After the tooth is clean and free from decay, your dentist will fill the tooth in with composite resin material and, in most cases, cap the tooth using a dental crown to prevent future damage.

Why choose a root canal over a full extraction? 
A root canal cures the infection caused by teeth decay, preserves the tooth’s structure, and allows it to remain in its socket as a healthy part of your smile. An extraction cures the infection by removing the tooth entirely, leaving behind a gap along with a slew of issues like shifting surrounding teeth and bone atrophy in the area of the missing tooth. For this reason, an extraction comes with the strong recommendation to replace the missing tooth using a dental implant or bridge, a process which only tacks on more dental visits and cost. Additionally, an extraction requires several days or even weeks of recovery for the gums to heal. Root canal saves your tooth without the hassle of added steps, provides instant relief from your toothache, and keeps your smile healthy and full.

Root Canal Therapy in Orlando, FL
If you have a toothache, do not hesitate in seeking dental care. An untreated tooth may become so decayed and damaged that a root canal can no longer save it, resulting in the need for an extraction. If you think you could benefit from a root canal, please contact Dr. Martinez in Orlando, FL. Call (407) 273-6620 to schedule your appointment today!