Whenever possible, it is optimal to keep as many natural teeth as you can—even at times when your dental pulp has become damaged or infected. Here at Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, your Hunters Creek dentist, Dr. Adel Mansour, performs root canal therapy to preserve the oral health and functionality of compromised teeth. Learn all about this restorative treatment here:
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy removes inflamed and infected pulp from the center of a tooth's interior, as well as from the slender chamber inside each root. The treatment also disinfects these roots, reinforces them with a biocompatible putty (gutta percha), and strengthens the entire tooth structure with a filling or porcelain crown.
This procedure causes no more discomfort than a routine filling, and in fact, it eliminates the nagging issues that were previously plaguing your compromised tooth. After all, a cracked or infected tooth often exhibits periodic pain, as well as:
- Foul-smelling discharge
- Reddened gum tissue
- A visible chip, crack or discoloration
- Pimples on the gums
After your root canal treatment
Your Hunters Creek dentist recommends a softer diet and over-the-counter analgesics as needed. After about 10 days, you'll return to the office for final placement of your crown.
On a continuing basis, you'll care for your renewed tooth with daily flossing and twice-daily brushing. Additionally, you will need to avoid hard foods so that you don't damage your crown, as well as periodically see Dr. Mansour for your usual examinations and bi-annual cleanings.
Plus, you'll enjoy all the benefits that a natural tooth delivers:
- Normal smile aesthetics with no gaps
- Stable smile alignment (no tooth migration)
- Efficient biting and chewing
- Clear speech
Save your smile
When decay, injury, or extensive wear threaten the health and integrity of a tooth, you can still save it with root canal treatment from Dr. Adel Mansour of Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Kissimmee, FL. Our office is open at 8 am Monday through Friday, and it is proud to serve the residents of Kissimmee, Hunters Creek, & Orlando, FL. Call today for an appointment: (407) 483-9990.