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What to Expect at Your Root Canal Appointment

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If you’re experiencing significant tooth pain and sensitivity due to an infected tooth, your dentist may have told you that you need root canal therapy. But rather than dreading your root canal appointment, rest assured that your root canal will not be as bad as you imagine. In fact, root canal therapy in Jensen Beach, FL, will relieve your pain and let you return to normal.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

If you have a tooth that is infected, damaged, or dead, you will likely experience tooth sensitivity along with plenty of pain. In order to save the tooth, your dentist will need to remove inner pulp and the tooth’s roots and then protect the tooth with a dental crown.

The entire process only takes about 90 minutes! You may be a little sore afterward and will need to eat only soft foods, but within a few days, you’ll feel as good as new.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

At your root canal therapy appointment, your dentist will numb the area using Novocaine or Lidocaine and a topical anesthetic. Your dentist will then drill a small hole in the tooth and remove the infected pulp. Next, your dentist will place a filling in the tooth as a temporarily seal until your permanent dental crown arrives. Don’t worry - your tooth will continue to survive, and we can protect it with a dental crown.

What Is the Final Step of Root Canal Therapy?

When you return to the dental office in one to two weeks, your dentist will bond a strong, natural-looking dental crown to the tooth. The dental crown will protect the tooth and allow it to function just like a regular tooth.

So if you need root canal therapy in Jensen Beach, FL, there’s no need to dread the procedure. A root canal will restore your tooth and take away your pain. Dr. Chris Wigley will ensure that your experience is worry-free. Contact our dental office today to learn more!

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