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What have you heard about root canal therapy? If you have heard things from your friends and family, chances are that there is a little bit of truth mixed in with some misconceptions. How do you know the difference between fact and fiction? To set the record straight, our dentists and team have assembled a little bit of information to help you know what to expect during root canal treatment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions about root canals.

If Drs. Higham and Sauchelli recommend root canal therapy for one of your teeth, there are certain things that you can expect. Before beginning your treatment, our dentists will take dental X-rays to examine the shape of the root canal and the extent of the infection. The tooth and the surrounding area will be numbed to ensure your comfort during treatment.

During root canal therapy, an opening is made in the tooth, through which the infected pulp, nerve tissues, and any debris are removed from the root canal. The interior of the root canal is then thoroughly cleaned. At this point, the root canal will be filled and sealed and a dental filling will be placed to close the access hole in the tooth. In many cases, a dental crown is placed over the treated tooth to restore its size, shape, and strength.

You can reach our team here in Jupiter, Florida, at 561-746-8095 with any questions and to set up your checkup today!