Root Canal for North Palm Beach Residents


Why would I need an endodontic (root canal) procedure?

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. That’s not surprising; in our society, root canals have been characterized as being excruciating and unbearable. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road. Here at your AMG Dental Group dentist, we can put your fears at ease.

Thank you for entrusting us with your endodontic care. It is our mission to provide quality root cvanal treatment in a caring, compassionate, and painless environment. We are committed to providing our patients with exceptional endodontic treatment.

Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most of our North Palm Beach patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.

In the past, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However, through a root canal, most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged. In most cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort.

Call Dr. Guerra at AMG Dental Group at 561-844-6146 to learn more about the root canal treatment and whether this option is right for you.

Endodontics (Root Canal) Treatment in North Palm Beach

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Can all teeth be treated endodontically?

Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally, a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. When endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic surgery may be able to save the tooth.

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What is a Root Canal?

A “root canal” is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerves. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth.

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Symptoms of a Root Canal Problem
  • Severe tooth pain and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Tooth becomes discolored
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • A reoccurring pimple that forms on the gums

If you live in the North Palm Beach area and are experiencing any of these symtoms, call AMG Dental Group at 561-844-6146 and we will schedule an appointment for you in a timely manner.