When would a Miami Modern Dental patient benefit from root canal treatment?
Dr. Marlon Pasquier Posted by
At Miami Modern Dental, Drs. Marlon Pasquier Sr. and Marlon Pasquier Jr. provide a variety of treatment options for dental concerns. There are times in which this father and son team may suggest patients consider root canal treatment.
What is a root canal?Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure that is performed to maintain the natural tooth structure and avoid extraction. The procedure is done to remove the dental pulp within the tooth that has become damaged or infected. This is done by accessing the inner tooth through a small hole and disinfecting the interior area. The tooth is then sealed with gutta percha and topped with a dental crown as an extra layer of protection. The treatment avoids removal of a tooth and the cost and extra appointments related to tooth replacement.
Who may need a root canal?Many patients can benefit from root canal treatment in a variety of situations. The most common scenarios include:
- Decay that has become deep and allowed bacteria to reach the inner portion of the tooth, specifically the dental pulp
- Poor oral hygiene that results in infection and inflammation of the dental pulp
- Severe pain caused by nerve exposure
- An injury to the tooth that has affected the structure and the dental pulp
Schedule an appointmentIf you are interested in finding out more about root canals, contact the dentists of Miami Modern Dental today to schedule an appointment. Their practice can be reached by calling (786) 338-9228 or by personally visiting 7155 W Flagler Street in Miami, Florida.