Tavory Family Dentistry
Yaron Tavory, DMD, PA
Family Dentist located in Boca Raton, FL
Many people get concerned when they find out they need a root canal. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit Yaron Tavory, DMD, PA and the skilled dental team at Tavory Family Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Tavory has extensive experience performing root canals. Call or book an appointment online if you’re worried about a root canal treatment.
Root Canals Q & A
What is a root canal treatment?
A root canal is a dental procedure intended to remove oral discomfort and restore your tooth. If your tooth becomes severely infected from inside, your dentist at Tavory Family Dentistry removes the bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. In doing so, they’re able to save your tooth and soothe your pain.
What leads to an infection in the tooth root?
Tissue and roots inside of your teeth can get infected with bacteria due to injury to the tooth or from a cavity that remains untreated for too long. If you don’t visit the dentist, the infected tissue may spread into the root or pulp of the tooth. This can cause a host of other problems if the infection spreads any further, so be sure to seek treatment.
How can I recognize an infected tooth?
If you don't seek treatment for the infected tooth rather immediately, you might experience a significant amount of discomfort. Infected tooth symptoms might include:
- Inflamed gums
- Tooth soreness, especially when chewing
- Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Bad breath
- Pus coming from around the tooth
- Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
- Darkening color of the tooth
- A bump on your gum like a small pimple
How is a root canal performed?
Dr. Tavory is an accomplished dentist who can usually fix your tooth in one or two visits. You may first require an X-ray to determine the extent of damage to the tooth needing the root canal.
At your appointment, Dr. Tavory uses a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. If needed, he puts a dental dam, or a small film of rubber, on your tooth to keep it hygienic and shielded while the procedure is happening. After your tooth gets numbed, Dr. Tavory makes a small incision in your tooth to access the area of infection inside the root.
Next, he takes away the damaged and unhealthy pulp using small files and sprays the area with water to remove debris. Once all the infected material is removed, Dr. Tavory either seals the tooth or puts in a temporary filling to protect your tooth until you come back for a permanent crown.
Call Tavory Family Dentistry or book a consultation online if you have any symptoms or signs of a tooth infection.