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
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.