Palm Beach Smiles - Cosmetic Dentistry & 6 Month Braces
This blog is a source of current information about cosmetic dentistry written by Dr. Michael Barr, Boynton Beach dentist and founder of Palm Beach Smiles. Palm Beach Smiles is located in Boynton Beach, Florida, in the center of Palm Beach County's coast.
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Dental Root Canals
Root Canals in Boynton Beach
Lions, tigers, bears, and Root Canals - Oh, my!
Root canal therapy is probably the most misunderstood and maligned dental procedure. The butt of sitcom jokes and even horror scenes in movies, the myths of root canals are a challenge to overcome.
Here's the truth about root canals:
Root canals feel good! Really. Root canal treatment relieves the pain of a toothache.
They don't hurt. You are numb during the procedure. They don't hurt.
They relieve pain. Many patients who need root canal therapy arrive in pain. Treatment relieves that pain.
No, we aren't removing the roots of your tooth. The infected contents of the roots are removed. It's a tiny hollow space inside the tooth that we clean out.
Root canals save teeth that would otherwise have to be extracted.
Did I mention they don't hurt?
When is a root canal needed?
Decay has reached the pulp (nerve) of a tooth.
The pulp has been irritated beyond natural healing and is causing pain.
The pulp has died and is causing inflammation or swelling.
There is an abscess at the end of the root.
If you're in Boynton Beach or Palm Beach County and have a toothache, give us a call at (561) 736-2377! Root Canal Treatment will take the pain away!
Palm Beach Smiles Michael Barr, DDS COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY 650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426 (561) 736-2377 http://palmbeach-smiles.com/