Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a procedure that is performed when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed. The infection can be caused by deep decay, trauma to the tooth, repeated dental procedures, or large fillings and crowns that weaken the tooth structure. When the tooth’s nerve is affected, it must be removed to save the tooth from extraction.

At Ivette Guillermo D.M.D., we perform a root canal to help save a tooth from extraction by removing the infected pulp and nerves and cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth. This treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected due to decay or damage. Our dentist in Miami, FL, will first numb the area with a local anesthetic and remove the infected tissue from the tooth. After the tooth is cleaned, the dentist will fill it and seal it. 

Conditions That Require Root Canal Treatment 

  • Tooth decay is one of the most common reasons for needing a root canal. If the decay is left untreated, it eventually reaches the tooth's pulp and causes an infection.
  • Trauma can also cause damage to the pulp of a tooth. This can include anything from a fall or blow to the mouth to a car accident.
  • Injury to the tooth can also result in the need for a root canal. For example, if the tooth is broken or chipped, bacteria can enter the pulp and cause an infection.
  • If a dental infection is left untreated, it can lead to the formation of an abscess, a pocket of pus at the tooth's root. This can result in severe pain facial swelling, and even spread the infection to surrounding tissues. A root canal can drain the abscess, remove the infected tissue, and prevent further complications. 

The Benefits of Root Canal Treatment 

Prevents the Spread of Infection 

An untreated tooth infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and cause more severe problems. If left untreated, the disease can eventually lead to an abscessed tooth, which can cause tooth loss and other health issues. 

Root canal therapy in Miami, FL, stops the infection by removing the infected tissue and preventing it from spreading further. This helps to preserve your oral health and prevent more severe health problems down the road. 

Relieves Pain 

A root canal treatment can help relieve the pain you are experiencing due to an infected tooth. Once the nerve tissue is removed and the canals are cleaned, the discomfort should subside. If you are experiencing severe or persistent pain, you should seek immediate care from a dental professional. 

Root canal therapy is often the best way to save an infected tooth. If you are experiencing pain in your teeth, visit Ivette Guillermo D.M.D. at 9970 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165, or call (305) 220-3777 to determine if you need a root canal or other dental treatment.


9970 SW 40th St,
Miami, FL 33165

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