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About Our Endodontics Office


A Leader in Restorative Dentistry Endodontics

Root Canals—Referrals from your regular dentist are recommended since we would like to know your overall dental plan.  However, we accept self-referrals when patients are experiencing a toothache.  

We offer state-of-the-art technologies such as digital imaging and nickel-titanium rotary instrumentation. Our office offers cutting-edge scientific knowledge, expertise in anesthesia, and pain management through oral sedation and nitrous oxide administration.

Emergency Dentistry—We offer  pain and abscess management and emergency services. If you are experiencing pain due to a root canal, give us a call and we will get you in as soon as possible.


When a tooth becomes injured or diseased it often can be saved by a procedure called Root Canal Treatment.  Usually this involves the removal of the tooth’s pulp.  The pulp is the soft tissue within the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels of the tooth. If the damaged pulp is not removed, the tissues surrounding the root may become infected.  An abscess may form resulting in pain and swelling.

The root canal may take one or more visits.  An opening is made through the crown of the tooth and caries is removed.  Next, she will locate the canals and remove all the pulp tissue (nerves).  The canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a biocompatible material and then sealed.

At a later visit with your general dentist, a metal or plastic post may be placed to support the restoration.  A porcelain crown is then placed to strengthen and improve the appearance of the tooth.  To help your tooth stay healthy, maintain good oral hygiene and get regular dental exams.

 

Contact our endodontics office in Fort Myers, Florida, for root canals and emergency dentistry.

 What to Expect After Root Canal Treatment

The Tooth

A temporary filling will be placed in your tooth.  Do not chew for the first thirty to sixty minutes after the appointment.  Please see your general dentist for the permanent restoration.

Infection

If an infection is present and has spread beyond the end of the root, antibiotics may be prescribed.  Please take the antibiotics until they are all gone, even if you begin to feel better.

Pain

There may be soreness in the area due to the injection and also having your mouth open for a long time. Massage your jaw joint and rinse with warm salt water twice per day as needed.

Inflammation and infection in the bone from the tooth may take up to 6 weeks to feel better and over a year to heal. Please do not tap or poke around the tooth.

Take pain medication as directed.

Follow-up

Please call us if you have any questions or concerns

Make an appointment in 3 to 12 months to check the tooth