Root Canal Treatment in
Plantation

If you’ve been experiencing a dull ache or severe pain in your tooth, or perhaps it feels very tender when you bite, then it may be that the nerve or blood supply to your tooth (also known as the pulp) has become infected or inflamed. The good news is that the tooth can often be saved using root canal treatment. At Plantation Dental Care, we are fully experienced with all aspects of root canal treatments, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Root Canal in Plantation

What causes inflammation and infection to the root canal?

Deep tooth decay can cause infection as can repetitive dental procedures to the tooth. Other causes can pertain to a chip, crack, or even a faulty crown. Trauma to the tooth can damage the pulp even if there are no visible signs of external damage. Often you won’t feel any pain during the early stages of the infection, but your tooth may darken in color which is an indication that the tooth’s nerve is dying or has died.

Why root canal treatment is necessary

If the infection or inflammation is left untreated, it can spread throughout the tooth’s root canal system, causing pain and possibly leading to an abscess. Without root canal treatment the tooth may well need to be extracted.

How does root canal treatment save the tooth?

The root canal treatment generally involves two or more visits to our office. During the first visit, the infected or inflamed pulp is carefully removed, and any abscesses are drained. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped in preparation for the filling. A temporary filling will be put into place, and you’ll be sent home to allow the tooth time to settle. The tooth will be checked at a later visit to ensure that all signs of infection have been removed before the tooth is either filled for protection or restored with a crown.

Benefits of saving the tooth

Although some people may prefer to have the tooth extracted, there are several benefits to undergoing root canal treatment, namely:

  • Normal biting sensation and strength
  • Efficient chewing
  • An appearance which is natural
  • The neighboring teeth are protected from excessive wear and tear

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Gina R.

I had broken my tooth and this was the nearest place to where I live that’s open on Friday. They are so nice and very helpful here. I love this place and I’m glad google pointed me their way.

Destry P.

As much as I hate any kind of dental work, the people at Plantation Dental Care are so gentle and sweet and wonderful! Thank you PDC! I am so happy that my mom introduced me to you all and can't wait to get my children and husband in as your patients as well! The office is clean and light and bright with such a happy atmosphere. There equipment is pretty high tech too! I've been seeing the same dentist for over 30 years but they are just too far for me to travel. I was so nervous to try someplace new but am so happy I finally did!

Sandra R.

Best place and people I have ever been to. Love them!
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Dr. Gohill has been practicing General and Cosmetic Dentistry for the past 20 years in Oklahoma and then South Florida.

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