Root canals in Bradenton, FL, are a common procedure, though it can be daunting for many patients. At Bayshore Gardens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our staff is here to help everyone in the chair get the attention and reassurance they need to make the process as smooth as possible.
The Basics of Root Canals Treatment
The treatment is essentially able to save a tooth that is otherwise too damaged for a regular filling. The basic process is to open the tooth and then clean out the pulp inside. This will effectively eliminate the nerve, so if you’re having any pain, you can expect it to end once you’ve finished healing.
The dentist fills the tooth with a biologically inert substance that will take the place of the pulp. From there, the tooth is sealed so bacteria cannot enter the interior of the tooth. Root canals do not typically require you to go under general anesthesia. Local anesthesia will be enough to numb the area as the dentist undergoes the different steps of the treatment. From X-rays to the final crown, root canals can typically be completed in one to two visits.