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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
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377

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