Endodontic Therapy (Root Canal Treatments)
Millions of people each year receive root canal treatments. Why? Because it’s one of the last ways to preserve and protect badly damaged or decayed teeth without having them extracted. During endodontic therapy, we access the soft nerve tissues inside of the tooth, remove them, medicate the nerve chamber, and seal it off to prevent recurrent infections.
Some of the reasons why a root canal may be necessary include:
- Large cavities
- An abscessed tooth
- Severe tooth pain or hypersensitivity
- A cracked tooth
- Discoloration of the tooth, due to previous trauma
Do Root Canals Hurt?
Having a root canal done is similar to having a routine filling. It may be completed in one or two visits, depending on the severity of the infection and your tooth structure. After your treatment, we will also recommend having a crown placed over the tooth – to preserve its long-term integrity and function.
If you suspect that you may need a root canal, or just want a second opinion – call our Miami dentists today!