(786) 838-4176

Miami Beach Dental Center
333 Arthur Godfrey Road, Suite 818, Miami Beach, FL 33140

If you are experiencing excruciating tooth pain, it’s very possible you have an infection and may need a root canal to remove it. Our office is pleased to provide an endodontist, or root canal specialist, to treat our patients.

Endodontists are specially trained to remove infection, eliminate toothaches, and save the natural tooth. They specialize in therapy that involves root canals in the soft inner tissue of the tooth, known as the pulp. The word “endodontic” comes from the Greek words for inside and tooth.

Endodontists participate in two or more years of advanced education, in addition to dental school, to study this type of treatment. They study root canal procedures and techniques in detail, for diagnosis and treatment of the more difficult cases. General dentists refer their patients to endodontists as needed.

When Is a Root Canal Needed?

The hard, white covering of the tooth, known as enamel, can become chipped, cracked, or severely decayed, causing the pulp of the tooth to become infected. To remove the infection, an endodontist performs a root canal.

The symptoms below may be a sign that you need a root canal:

  • Sharp pain when you bite down
  • Pain that can wake you
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Severe cavity
  • Gums swell around a tooth or teeth
  • Tooth discoloration, including brown, grey, or black spots

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal treatment, or root canal therapy, is used to eliminate infection from the pulp of a tooth. That pulp area stretches from the center of the tooth down through its roots. Root canal therapy is the most widely used methods to preserve a patient’s teeth and save them from extraction.

Fortunately, a modern-day root canal is not painful. Call our root canal specialist at Miami Beach Dental Center today at (786) 838-4176 to see if root canal treatment is needed to eliminate your toothache and save your natural tooth.

The root canal process typically includes numbing the tooth, opening the crown to reach the inner pulp, special tools to remove the infected pulp and the filling of each canal before the tooth is sealed.

During a later appointment, your general dentist will place a permanent crown on the tooth to protect it from fracturing.

Our endodontist in Miami Beach can perform the more complex root canals. Call today to get a root canal therapy consultation.

What should I expect from a root canal treatment?

Today, modern dentistry makes getting a root canal about as easy and as getting a filling. The root canal takes one- to two hours to complete.

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

The cost of root canal treatment in Miami Beach varies, depending on how complex the procedure turns out to be. A root canal is less expensive for a front tooth than on a larger molar, because molars have more root canals.

In most cases, dental insurance covers some or the entire cost of a root canal. To find out what your total cost is estimated to be, call us at (786) 838-4176 to schedule a consultation.

What Should I Expect After a Root Canal?

Once a root canal and crown are finished, the tooth is restored to normal. Because the tooth was not extracted, it will be easy to chew, speak, and smile. The best news is that the toothache caused by the infection will be completely gone.

With your teeth restored through root canal treatment, they generally last for a very long time when maintained with proper dental hygiene. Call our Miami Beach Dental Center to learn how a root canal treatment could help you.

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