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Root Canal Treatment

Are you in severe tooth pain? Do you have a sensitive tooth that has begun to darken?

An untreated cavity, a cracked tooth, or issues from a previous filling can lead to an infection that requires a root canal.

Dr. Scott Azari can perform a root canal in his Port St. Lucie, FL, dentistry office to relieve your pain and save your tooth.

Are You in Pain? Contact Us for Emergency Care

If you have sudden tooth pain or another emergency dental concern, contact us now. We'll get you in for an emergency dentistry appointment as soon as possible to end your pain, restore your health, and potentially save your tooth from extraction. Call (772) 348-4409.

What Is a Root Canal?

Also known as root canal therapy, this treatment is named for the area of the tooth it addresses—the root canals. Your inner tooth contains pulp, blood vessels, and nerves, which extend down into the root canals. When this material becomes infected, it can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. The infection may also spread to other areas of your mouth or body, which is why prompt treatment from a dentist or endodontist is so important.
During the root canal procedure, the infected material is removed through a small opening in the crown of the tooth. The inner chamber is then sanitized and filled with a biocompatible material that restores strength. A dental crown may then be used to cover the tooth for added protection.

Destroying the Myths About Root Canals

Root Canals Are Painful

Many people fear getting root canal treatment because they have heard it is extremely painful. However, thanks to sedation and modern techniques like our rotary instruments, most of our patients only feel mild discomfort for a few days after the root canal procedure. This can usually be easily managed with over-the-counter medication. In fact, root canal treatment provides more pain relief in the long run.

I Need to See a Specialist Like an Endodontist

It is a common misconception that an endodontist must perform your root canal procedure. While some dentists will refer you to an outside endodontist, our dentist can provide effective root canal treatment right here in our Port St. Lucie, FL, office. 

Treatment Takes Several Appointments

In the past, patients needed to wait about two weeks between their root canal and crown appointments. With our advanced technology, Dr. Azari can often place a crown immediately following the root canal treatment. Same-day crowns completely streamline our patients' care.

The Benefits of a Root Canal

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Relieve Your Pain

A root canal can resolve chronic pain and tooth sensitivity. When a routine dental procedure like a filling isn't enough to get rid of the infection, a root canal may be recommended. Root canal treatment removes all the infected tissue and allows you to chew and eat comfortably again.

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Stop the Infection

If left untreated, a dental infection can progress from the tooth's pulp to the surrounding teeth, gums, and jawbone. If the infection enters the bloodstream, it can turn into a life-threatening emergency.

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Prevent Tooth Extraction

Root canal treatment removes the infected pulp of a tooth. If the infected pulp is left untreated, that can lead to further infection, tooth decay, and eventually extraction. A root canal removes the pulp and infected tissue while maintaining the tooth's protective outer structure.

Stop Living With Dental Pain Contact Lucie Dental Today

Dr. Azari has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. His experience allows him to perform almost all dental procedures under one roof. You will not be referred to an outside endodontist. When you choose Lucie Dental, you will be cared for by Dr. Azari and his compassionate team.

We care for our patients' well-being and want to ensure we can treat as many Florida residents as possible. This is why we offer free consultations to all our new patients and we accept all types of insurance.

If you are suffering from tooth pain, sensitivity, or discoloration, contact our Port St. Lucie, FL, practice today. Use this simple form to request your free consultation.

Call Us: 772-348-4409

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Dr. Scott Azari has been voted one of America’s Best Dentists.

5-Star Reviews From Our Smiling Port St. Lucie Patients


Thomas Garcia


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Came in nervous for a root canal and Dr Gankin and Joyce put me at ease, not an easy task. Looking forward to continuing my dental care with this office, as all my interactions have been great.

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Lucille Amanzio


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Joyce was an exceptional and professional lady . She is kind and made me feel at ease during my root canal. The doctor is exceptional and I felt like I was in very good hands. I highly recommend this practice.

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Do I Really Need a Root Canal?

When an excess amount of plaque is left untreated, it will erode the tooth's enamel. Bacteria then grows and enters the inner tissue, or pulp, of your tooth, which can lead to decay. Eventually, the bacteria will create an abscess near the tooth's roots. This bacteria is close to nerves, bone, and blood vessels and can easily spread to the rest of your body, causing a health emergency.

A root canal procedure removes the infected soft tissue, providing pain relief and preventing further infection or the need for further dental treatments.

The Root Canal Process

The first step is to request your free consultation at our Port St. Lucie, FL, dental practice the moment you notice any tooth sensitivity or pain.
The entire process, from root canal to placing a custom crown, can be performed in a single visit.
The entire process, from root canal to placing a custom crown, can be performed in a single visit.


During your consultation, our dentist will conduct a thorough oral exam and take X-rays to properly diagnose your condition. 

Local Anesthesia

A root canal can be performed under local anesthesia alone. This numbs the affected area and makes the procedure virtually pain-free. Sedation is also available.

Root Canal Treatment

Using incredibly precise rotary instruments, our dentist will make a small opening in the infected tooth to remove the pulp. Once the pulp is removed, a cleaning solution will be inserted to prevent further infection or decay. Then tiny rods will be inserted into the root canals to give the tooth support.

Sealing the Tooth

Your dentist will then fill the tooth with a rubber-like material to protect it from further infection and decay.

Dental Crown

Most patients will need a crown after a root canal is performed to maintain the tooth's structure. Depending on your overall health, a temporary or permanent crown will be placed immediately following your root canal. In other cases, we might place a temporary filling.

Final Appointment

Patients who do not qualify for a same-day crown will require a second appointment. Once we verify that the infection has been cleared up, we will remove the temporary filling or temporary crown and place your permanent crown for a seamless finish. 

"It was a pleasure visiting Lucie Dental." Our Patients Leave Glowing Reviews


Pauline Griffiths


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It was a pleasure visiting Lucie Dental, I felt like I was getting the best treatment, I do recommend this practice. The atmosphere felt great, and I love the beautiful office and the state-of-the-art equipment. Overall, I like the fact that we get everything done under one roof. This is a great addition to our community.

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Lucie Dental makes you feel like you're family. Like most I do not enjoy going to the dentist especially for a root canal. But everyone was absolutely amazing. Dr. Azari makes you feel at home, listens to his patients, and does an excellent job overall. Extremely impressed!!

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Don't Put Your Dental Health on Hold Take the First Step Towards Preserving Your Smile Today

When it comes to root canal infections, time is of the essence. Visiting a dentist or endodontist as soon as you suspect an issue can make the difference between ending your pain and saving your tooth and more costly, time-consuming dental care. At Lucie Dental in Port St. Lucie, you can rest assured that we have the skills and experience to bring you relief from your pain and restore your dental health.

Not sure if your symptoms indicate the need for a root canal? It costs nothing to get a definitive answer at our practice. Dr. Azari will gladly meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your symptoms and oral health history. He can make an informed recommendation for the best course of treatment to give you a healthy, pain-free smile again.

Getting started is as easy as contacting us online or giving us a call at (772) 348-4409.

To meet with Dr. Azari for a personalized, no-obligation recommendation for treatment, request your free consultation now.

What if My Tooth Can't Be Saved? We Can Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

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A dental professional will do everything possible to save a tooth from extraction, but unfortunately, this is sometimes the best solution to preserve a patient's health. If your tooth can't be saved with root canal treatment, you can get back on track to a complete smile with dental implants.

Our Port St. Lucie practice offers high-quality implants and restorations, which can replace your missing teeth from root to crown with durable, lifelike materials. Implants embedded in the jawbone provide unmatched support for restorations like tooth-colored crowns, which are designed to withstand the force of your bite and blend in seamlessly with your smile.

By the end of your treatment, you'll have a hard time telling the difference between your implant-supported restoration and the real thing. For more information on this modern solution for tooth loss, contact us or explore our dental implant offerings online.

More Smiling Patients Who Chose Lucie Dental


Hillary Dawson


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Dr. Gankin and dr Azari are so awesome! You will love how elegant the place is set up! Everyone is so nice, my assistant Kathy was so comforting she was with me every step of the way & made me feel safe and at ease during my root canal treatment .. I highly recommend this dental establishment!

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Lisa Carter


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Joyce and Dr Gankin were wonderful during my root canal. The novacaine injections were the least painful I have ever had. Joyce and Dr Gankin were very patient with my anxiety. They explained what they were doing and kept asking if I was okay. I highly recommend St Lucie Dental.

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Dr. Scott Azari

Lucie Dental

Dr. Scott Azari is proud to serve Port St. Lucie and the surrounding Vero Beach and Lakewood Park regions with exceptional comprehensive dentistry. We strive to make the highest quality services affordable to all patients through regular specials and in-house dental care plans. Dr. Azari is distinguished in the field with several prestigious affiliations and awards, including:

  • American Dental Association Member
  • America's Best Dentists 
  • Florida Dental Association Member

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can reach our Port St. Lucie, FL, practice online or by calling: (772) 348-4409.

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