One of our goals at Harbour Dental Care is to help you maintain your natural smile. We do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth and save teeth from extractions. One of the ways we can accomplish this is through root canal therapy. This treatment helps save teeth from being removed and helps preserve them for the future. We offer dental sedation to make your visit relaxed and comfortable during treatment. If you are in need of a root canal in St. Augustine, FL, or a second opinion, call our team today to schedule your visit!
Signs of a Tooth Infection
- Pain when eating
- Tooth turns darker in color
- Swelling around tooth, gums, face or jaw
- Fever or feeling ill
- Bad taste in mouth
What is Root Canal Therapy?
When a tooth is decayed or cracked, infection can spread deep into the tooth. If it spreads far enough, it will reach the pulp of the tooth. Once infection spreads to the interior of the tooth, it begins to kill the pulp and nerves inside—often leading to extraction. Root canal therapy is a simple, yet effective treatment that removes all infection that is threatening the tooth and eases tooth pain. Your dentist will carefully clean out your tooth, seal it and typically recommend a dental crown to be placed over the tooth following treatment. By removing anything that is threatening the health of the tooth, we can save your smile for many more years with proper care and upkeep.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
- Preservation of a natural tooth
- Saves your tooth from further pain or decay
- Effective, highly successful treatment
- Safe way to treat your tooth and avoid extraction
Is a Root Canal Painful?
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not a painful procedure! Thanks to our doctor’s skill and the use of sedation dentistry, most patients only feel a slight pressure at the site of treatment. In fact, the idea of a root canal is to get you out of pain, so effective treatment will remove infection and often end a toothache almost immediately! Don’t let fear keep you from living with a healthy, pain-free smile. Schedule your root canal today!