Endodontic Dental Procedure (Root Canal)

Root canal procedure is often called an endodontic treatment.  Your dentist uses this procedure to clean infection from the inside of the tooth and minimize the chance of future infections.

The pulp tissue inside a tooth can get infected by bacteria if the tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity; the germs can cause infection.  When there is no treatment, a pus may collect inside the tooth causing pain and swelling.  This can injure the jawbone and negatively affect your overall health. Also, the infection can result in removal of the tooth.

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Here are some signs you may need a root canal procedure:

  • Severe toothache
  • Tenderness and swelling of the gum area
  • Dark discoloration of the tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Pain when chewing or biting down on food

You will need several visits to your doctor for the endodontic treatment.  First, the infected tissue is removed from inside the tooth and around the roots.  The doctor will then clean and seal the interior of the tooth.  Next, the tooth will need to be filled with dental restoration.  If there is an extensive decay, your dentist will probably place a “crown” to protect and strengthen the tooth.  If a proper care is provided to the restored tooth along with your other teeth, it can last a lifetime and help keep that beautiful smile.

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Dr. Amanda Brown
Dr. Amanda Brown
Carrying on her father’s tradition of excellence, Dr. Brown has accomplished extensive orthodontic education and training. She has also invested many hours of continuing education in laser dentistry. The laser improves accuracy of procedures while helping to eliminate pain and recovery time.

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Dr. Walter Collazo
Dr. Walter Collazo
Dr. Collazo’s areas of interest are adult complex restorations, esthetics, dental implants, facial pain and TMJ disorders. After years of advanced training and experience, Dr. Collazo discovered that each patient represents a unique set of conditions, desires and expectations that must be evaluated and understood.
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Dr. Kelly Lincoln
Dr. Kelly Lincoln
Dr. Lincoln takes pride in improving the form and function of her patients smiles. She genuinely cares not only about her patients oral health, but about their overall health as well. With a gentle approach, Dr. Lincoln strives to provide her patients with the highest standard of personalized dental care.
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