ROOT CANALS MIAMI
Somi Dental Group is highly committed to providing excellent general dentistry services to people of South Miami. Lead dentist Dr. Arnaldo Lopez is known for his experience in providing high-quality dentistry services using state-of-the-art technology and equipment.
Our general dentistry services include root canal treatment, which is one of the most important treatments for preventing and correcting oral health issues. More than 14 million people opt for root canal treatment every year to protect and restore their natural teeth structure. If you are in need of a root canal in Miami, Somi Dental Group is the right choice for you.
ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE
A root canal treatment is a specialized treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has undergone decay or become infected. The term “root canal” is used to define the natural cavity that lies within the center of the tooth. The procedure involves the removal of pulp and nerve, along with cleaning and sealing of the tooth’s insides. It is commonly seen that a decayed tooth that hasn’t been cleaned gets infected, leading to the formation of an abscess.
At Somi Dental Group, we ensure that every aspect of the root canal procedure is completed with precision. We undertake complete removal of the tooth pulp to prevent the multiplication of bacteria within the pulp chamber, a condition that can lead to further infection and abscess formation. When teeth are infected people tend to experience the following:
- Swelling that may spread to the face, head or neck.
- Loss of bone around the tip of the root.
- Severe toothaches, making it difficult to bite or chew.
- Drainage issues that extend outward from the tooth’s root. A hole can form through the side of the tooth and drainage occurs into the cheek or gums.
- Sensitivity to extremely cold or hot substances.
- Tender gums.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our clinic in South Miami is equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment and tools that are required for providing all-comprehensive dental care services to patients. We have a digital X-ray machine, which helps us see through your physical tooth, right to the roots of your tooth.
We have a team of expert endodontists who conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and bone structure. Depending on the analysis, we recommend root canal therapy to prevent further damage.
Here’s how we perform our root canal treatment:
We use a local anesthetic to the affected tooth and the area surrounding it.
A tiny, protective sheet known as a “dental dam” is utilized to isolate the affected tooth, keeping it clean and free of saliva while we perform the procedure.
We then create a small incision on the top surface of the tooth and remove the nerve and soft pulp lying within the tooth. This step also includes the proper shaping of the tooth’s insides for filling.
The root canal of the tooth is cleaned, medicated, and filled with a biocompatible material.
We use a temporary filling in the tooth, thereby requiring patients to visit us later for a permanent restoration
BENEFITS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
TREATMENTS OF THE PAST
There was a time when people had to extract the damaged, infected or inflamed teeth. Thanks to our expertise and experience we have been able to spare people from this non-optimum situation. With the help of our root canal treatment, it has become possible to save and restore any damaged or decayed teeth. This comes as a much better option for patients because the natural teeth remain intact. A root canal treatment is also important for maintaining the shape of the face because as teeth fall out, facial muscles tend to sag.
Our root canal treatment also benefits patients by improving their biting and chewing mechanism. Once the infection is cleared, the strength of the teeth increases. As such, patients will be able to eat normally without any restriction. At the end of the treatment, we do a permanent restoration of the teeth by placing a crown. This not only improves aesthetics but prevents the filled-up tooth from cracking or breaking.
We use sedation dentistry to help out patients feel comfortable during the root canal treatment procedure. We have a variety of ways to eliminate any form of anxiety or discomfort that our patients may be feeling during the procedure. Whether a patient requires medication to numb the affected area or anti-anxiety medication to calm down, Dr. Arnaldo Lopez can help them. He is known to be an expert in painless dentistry, and ensure that patients get the best experience and services at our clinic.
DEALING WITH PAIN POST-PROCEDURE
After you get a root canal treatment, you may feel some degree of sensitivity in your tooth due to the inevitable inflammation of muscle tissues; the intensity would vary depending on whether you had any infection or pain before the procedure was done. We usually prescribe a mild, over-the-counter anti-inflammation medication to subside the pain. In most cases, our patients have been able to resume their normal life the next day after treatment.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE?
It might take two sittings to finish the procedure. Hence, we recommend that patients minimize chewing until we put the permanent filling or crown on the treated tooth. Doing so prevents any contamination of the tooth’s insides and unexpected breaking of the tooth. We also recommend that patients brush, floss, and use an antiseptic mouthwash during this period. As such, we ensure that you leave our clinic without the fear of developing further complications.
TREATMENT OF DENTAL ISSUES WITH BRIDGES
As a specialized dental clinic, we believe in the age-old adage—“Prevention is better than cure.”
Because of this ideal, we always recommend our patients some essentials steps which they can take at home for maintaining good oral health.
- Brushing regularly at least twice daily can keep your mouth fresh and clean.
- Using a dental floss reduces the chances of developing cavities by removing food particles stuck in places where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach.
- Using lukewarm salt water to rinse the mouth is an excellent way to prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth.
- Drinking sufficient water maintains the level of saliva in the mouth, which can, in turn, prevent the growth of bacteria.
Are you facing issues that may require a root canal? Miami clinic Somi Dental Group is here to take care of you. Set an appointment with us for an examination. Get in touch with us today!