Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canals have a poor reputation because the preceding infection can be so painful. But with today’s advancements in dental technology and modern dental procedures, you can count on a far more comfortable root canal procedure than in the past.

man smiling after root canal in royal palm beachRoot Canal Procedure in Royal Palm Beach

At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, Dr. Bussell uses rotary endodontics to perform root canals effectively and efficiently with minimal discomfort. He will also completely numb the area before even thinking of getting started! 

Recovering from a root canal will take some time. For the first few days, you may have some residual discomfort. But with each passing day, you will start to feel more like yourself again.

How to Recover From Root Canal

Here are some tips to help you recover from root canal treatment:

  • Stick to lukewarm and soft foods for a few days
  • Avoid chewing on your root canal tooth
  • Maintain your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing
  • Take over-the-counter pain meds as needed

Once you have your permanent crown on your root canal tooth, you can eat normally and expect to get many more years out of your tooth.

We offer gentle root canal treatments in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach. Give us a call to arrange an appointment.

Diagram of root canal procedureRoot canals are, undoubtedly, one of the least understood and most feared dental treatments out there. 

If you need root canal treatment in Wellington, you probably have tons of questions about the procedure. How long does a root canal take? What happens to my tooth after treatment? Will I have dietary restrictions? 

The question we hear most often from our patients is no doubt on your mind, as well: Will my root canal be painful?

Gentle Dentistry in Wellington

The idea that root canals are painful is a common and widespread misconception. For most patients, root canals are about as painful as an ordinary tooth filling. In other words, root canals should not hurt at all, and you should only feel mild pressure throughout the treatment. 

Root Canal Procedure

If you need a root canal, it means your tooth is severely injured and at-risk for extraction. To save the tooth and prevent extraction, our Wellington dentist will perform root canal treatment on the interior of your tooth. Before we begin treatment, we will numb the area around your tooth. You shouldn’t feel any sensations, including pain. 

Throughout your root canal, Dr. Bussell will use a small dental drill and other specialized instruments to treat your infection. It’s normal to feel pressure associated with these instruments, but the pressure is the only thing you should feel. 

Once your root canal treatment is complete, you will actually be in considerably less pain than you were before your treatment began! 

Man Wondering | Root Canal DentistRoot canal treatment is an effort to save an infected tooth from an extraction. It is highly effective, and when used in conjunction with a dental crown, we can prolong the life of your tooth for years – or even decades.

In some cases, however, patients want an alternative to root canal therapy and opt for a dental extraction.

Why It Is Important To Filling In Missing Areas

Replacing a missing tooth is important because leaving a gap in your smile allows your remaining teeth to shift. This can negatively impact your bite and even expose roots, causing sensitivity and gum disease.

Dental Implants As An Option for Tooth Loss

Dental implants are a popular choice to replace missing teeth because they replace the entire tooth, including the root, and provide a stable, long-term solution that supports healthy bone and blends in with your smile.

Extractions As An Option in 33411

In the case of multiple extractions, we can replace teeth with single dental implants, dental bridges, implant-supported bridges, implant-supported dentures, or conventional partials and dentures.

We Will Do What's In Your Best Interest at our Royal Palm Beach Dental Office

Contact Affordable Dental Center of Wellington to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Steven Bussell. He will diagnose any dental conditions you have and provide you with all of your treatment options so you can make the best choice for the future of your smile

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