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Root Canal in Jupiter, FL

Serving Jupiter, FL - Root Canal at Lucie Dental

Prevents Reinfection of the Pulp

If you're experiencing dental pain or sensitivity, a root canal may be necessary. Although it may sound scary, millions of people undergo successful root canal procedures every year. At Lucie Dental, conveniently located to serve patients from Jupiter, FL, and across the Treasure Coast, our dental specialist provides root canal treatment for damaged or diseased teeth. Root canal therapy is typically recommended when a cavity has been left untreated for too long, leading to bacteria and infection in the tooth's root system.

The procedure involves removing the bacteria from the infected root canal, taking measures to prevent reinfection, and saving the natural tooth. Don't let fear hold you back from getting the dental care you need. At Lucie Dental, we are here to guide you compassionately through every step of the root canal and make the entire process surprisingly comfortable. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team of dental professionals.

What is a Root Canal?

Restore Tooth Function

Beneath the enamel and dentin of your tooth lies a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues that allow a tooth to grow when you are young. This pulp is not necessary as an adult because the tooth is nourished by blood vessels surrounding it. A root canal is called for when this pulp becomes inflamed or infected. During a root canal Jupiter dentists at Lucie Dental remove the infected pulp and clean the inside of the tooth. The root is then filled and sealed with a rubbery substance called guttapercha, and a crown or filling is placed on the tooth to protect it. Your previously inflamed or infected tooth will function like any other tooth.

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What are the benefits of a Root Canal?

Boost Your Overall Oral Health

At Lucie Dental, serving patients in Jupiter root canals restore an infected tooth to a healthy state. Having a root canal performed in a timely manner prevents tooth loss, improves the look of your smile, protects neighboring teeth from becoming infected, and prevents jawbone degeneration. In these ways, a root canal can be a crucial step in boosting your overall oral health.

Your Root Canal Consultation

Restore Your Tooth

If you are having persistent pain in your tooth, you may be a candidate for a root canal. When tooth decay becomes severe enough to penetrate the enamel and into the dentin, this causes an infection in the pulp of the tooth where the nerves are located, causing pain. When you arrive at our office for a consultation, we will examine and X-ray the affected tooth to see if a root canal is called for. In some cases, the tooth may be too far gone and will need to be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic tooth. But in most cases, with an overall healthy tooth, a root canal can fix the issue.

Your Root Canal Procedure

Barrier to Bacteria

We will begin by numbing the treatment area with a local anesthetic. If you desire, we can also give you oral or IV sedation for your comfort and relaxation during your Root Canal. Your dentist uses a drill to access the infected pulp and thoroughly clean out the root using an antibacterial solution. Next, they shape the canal and clean it a second time before filling it to keep bacteria out. Finally, your dentist will place a crown over the tooth to protect the root and provide a further barrier to bacteria, restoring the tooth to full health and strength.

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Root Canal Results

Strength and Health

A root canal has a greater than 95 percent success rate. Many root canals can last a lifetime without having to be revised or re-filled. In addition, you will have a healthier tooth that is better looking and is not sensitive to heat and cold.

Root Canal Procedure Recovery and Aftercare

Fast Recovery Time

Root canal recovery is relatively fast. After your Root Canal, be sure to follow all the aftercare directions we provide. We are always available to answer any questions. You may feel soreness and swelling for a couple of days, which can be well managed with over-the-counter medication. Discomfort can also be alleviated with a warm saltwater rinse every two to three hours. Be sure not to smoke or drink during the recovery period, as smoking can impede healing, and alcohol can react with pain medication. You will also need to eat soft foods and avoid chewing in the root canal area for a few days.

Root Canal Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is specifically designed to help you keep your tooth. Because it cleans out the bacteria and infection from the root of the tooth, it stops further decay and prevents neighboring teeth from becoming infected.

Most of the time, insurance can be applied toward a root canal because it is necessary to maintain oral health.

Make an Appointment Today

Are you searching for a new dentist in the Port St. Lucie, FL region? Look no further! Lucie Dental will be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and take care of all your dentistry needs. Dr. Azari offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all in one convenient location. From I-95, take Exit 121 approximately 1.5 miles east. You can find our office in the Shoppes of St. Lucie West across from the Publix. Book your appointment today by contacting us online or by calling (772) 348-4409.

1449 NW St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986

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