Are you in pain? Are you experiencing intense sensitivity to changes in temperature or sweet foods? Is there swelling in the gum tissue or a pimple-like lesion on your gums? You may have an infected tooth.
Drs. Alman and Katz can perform root canals when the nerve in your tooth becomes infected. Most of the time, the diseased tooth can be saved. If not, your family dentists in Boca Raton, Drs. Alman and Katz, will advise you of the best treatment options.
We recognize that nobody wants to hear that they need a root canal. Out of all the different dental treatments out there, the root canal probably has the worst reputation. But we want you to know that your comfort is our top priority and we will make every effort to provide you with a pain-free root canal.
Most of the discomfort associated with root canal therapy is actually caused by the infection that we are seeking to treat. Eliminating the infection will relieve your pain. Many patients find that they feel better right after root canal therapy. As the affected tooth heals, you will continue to feel better day by day until you are back to your old self again.
Root canals are performed by first creating a small hole in the tooth and then using specialized instruments to remove the infected material and the nerve. Once the tooth has been sterilized, we fill the interior of the tooth with a material that will seal the tooth and prevent reinfection. In some cases, particularly if the treated tooth is used for heavy chewing work, we may recommend a crown to help protect the tooth since removing the nerve can cause the tooth to become brittle.
Don’t try to deal with the pain of an infected tooth on your own. Please call us right away so that we can get you in as soon as possible, diagnose your problem, and recommend the appropriate treatment.