Root Canals Alleviating Tooth Pain in Daytona Beach
Your Dentist Providing Painless Root Canals
If you have a tooth that is badly damaged, Dr. David Lloyd may recommend a root canal. This is a restorative procedure used to remove the pulp of the tooth. By doing so, the health and function of the tooth is restored, saving it from future extraction. At Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach, we can perform this essential procedure safely and effectively here in Daytona Beach. Although you may be a bit hesitant about the procedure, you have nothing to fear. We use the best dental advancements to make the process more comfortable and convenient than ever before.
Why Are Root Canals Performed?
More than 15 million root canals are performed each year to remove the innermost layer of the tooth, known as the pulp. Although we try to avoid the procedure, if no alternative treatment options remain, the root canal is vital to reestablishing your oral health!
The hard outer layer of the tooth is known as the enamel. When a cavity forms in the enamel and remains untreated, it will extend further to reach the second layer of the tooth known as the dentin. Eventually, if the tooth is not treated promptly, the decay will reach the pulp. Once the pulp becomes exposed, it can easily become infected.
In addition to tooth decay, the pulp can also become exposed due to a severe break or fracture of the tooth. No matter the cause, the pulp needs to be removed. Thee tooth will also need to be sterilized and sealed to prevent future complications. That’s where our team comes in!
What is Root Canal Therapy?
The endodontic treatment is performed in-office. After creating a treatment plan using images and an evaluation, Dr. Lloyd uses a local anesthesia to numb the area. Using specialized dental tools, the areas of damage are removed. Dr. Lloyd will extract the pulp to clean out the pulp chamber and the root canals. He then sterilizes the tooth to prevent the growth of bacteria. Finally, the tooth is sealed using a special material known as gutta-percha to stop additional damage.
Now that the procedure is complete, the health of the tooth is restored. To enhance the appearance and function of the tooth, you will need a dental crown. A dental crown in a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth. This not only restores the function and appearance of the tooth, but adds a layer of protection to the tooth’s integrity.
Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach uses the best dental advancements to create high-quality dental restorations. We will develop a custom-made crown to match the size, color, and shape specifications you need for a flawless smile.
Contact Us Today!
Our team is more than capable of performing the dedicated and comfortable care necessary to rebuild your tooth and promote a lifelong, healthy smile. Contact Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach today to schedule your consultation for root canal therapy!