Safe and Effective Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Natural Tooth
When a tooth has experienced severe damage from decay, disease, or trauma, root canal therapy can be provided to avoid an extraction. Dr. Yani performs holistic, safe root canal therapy at our Fort Lauderdale, FL, practice to remove bacteria and infection and protect the affected tooth with a natural-looking crown. We are dedicated to helping patients save natural teeth, and have an on-site specialist, ensuring patients can receive every treatment under our roof. At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, you can be assured that you will be given expert care the first time around and that our procedures will improve your oral health while focusing on your whole-body health.
Signs of Infections
Root canal therapy is needed when a dental infection has reached the inside of the tooth. The inner structure of the tooth is filled with a soft tissue known as the pulp, which contains nerves that extend through the roots. Infection can lead to severe discomfort because these nerves are affected. Internal infection in your tooth is generally caused by a deep cavity, a cracked tooth, or an injury. Common signs that you may require root canal therapy can include:
- Chronic toothache, especially when chewing or biting
- Dental sensitivity, often heightened by hot or cold food and drink
- Darkening of the tooth
- Gum inflammation, redness, or tenderness
- Sores and abscesses in the gums around tooth roots
- Visible signs of infection
If the infection is left untreated, it can cause further damage to your gums and jawbone. This infection can damage the structure of the tooth and require a tooth extraction, and more costly restorative treatments. In some cases, infection can also spread to surrounding teeth or the jawbone leading to significant health concerns. However, with root canal therapy, Dr. Yani can remove the unhealthy tissue and provide a dental crown to save and strengthen the tooth.
What to Expect
During a thorough exam, our team will go through a special protocol before recommending root canal therapy. We will first take x-rays to review the extent of damage. Many of the patients Dr. Yani sees are simply looking for a second opinion or revision root canal therapy. Our detailed scans and planning can help ensure you can undergo the most accurate procedure, avoiding risks of complications or need for further treatments.
The process for root canal therapy is often compared to receiving a dental filling. Our team will numb the tooth and area around it with a local anesthetic. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Yani will remove the unhealthy pulp and nerve tissue from inside the tooth and carefully clean the root canals to ensure all the infection has been removed. She will fill the inside of your tooth with a rubber-like material and gently reshape the external structure of the tooth to create a stable base for a customized dental crown. Once your crown is created, Dr. Yani will permanently place the natural-looking restoration to strengthen and protect your tooth from further damage.
Dr. Yani is dedicated to using innovative techniques and technology to improve your treatment with a focus on your long-term health.
Our Superior, Focused Treatments
At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, we strive to improve our patients whole-body health by addressing oral concerns. Dr. Yani is dedicated to using innovative techniques and technology to improve your treatment with a focus on your long-term health. We can also use CEREC technology to take digital impressions to fabricate your customized crown right there in our office for same-day treatment. Our office also strives to provide non-metal restorations that use healthy, biocompatible materials to protect your smile for years to come.
Protect Your Smile
At Holistic & Healing, you will receive expert care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Contact our team online today or call (954) 525-6010 to schedule your consultation.
“5 star dental office! Thank you Dr Yani and team for being so welcoming, reassuring and attentive to my needs. Overall a great experience!” Anna T.