Root CanalAn Overview
A root canal may be needed to save a damaged or infected tooth. Tooth extractions are the last line of defense when attempting to treat a damaged tooth. To avoid a tooth extraction, your dentist may suggest a root canal. During a root canal, your Smile Artists dentist will remove diseased tissue and repair any damage, restoring function and health.
Altamonte Springs, FL general dentists Drs. Mark Miller, Kirk Solberg, and Mark Williams offer root canals at Smile Artists. Modern techniques and materials have made the root canal a much easier and tolerable procedure. In fact, most patients will experience relief from the pain caused by infection once the root canal is complete. At Smile Artists, we take the time to create a safe, comfortable environment for each of our patients. If you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, we also offer sedation dentistry options to ease your stress.
What is A Root Canal?
During the root canal procedure, the pulp of the tooth is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned, filled, and sealed. The goal is to remove diseased tissue and bacteria, create a stable foundation, and prevent further damage to the tooth. Root canals are performed to save the tooth from extraction.
Dr. Williams was able to accommodate my schedule with a same day consultation and both him and his team were very thorough with the process. Its obvious he's very knowledgeable and experienced. I trust him with my mothers new smileNatasha Satchwell
I recently left another dentist and I decided to try this one on a recommendation from a friend, and I’m glad I did. They are exactly what I was looking for. Everyone is very nice and professional, and the office is clean and modern. They also do not push you…Megan Miller
They got me scheduled in on very short notice. On a Friday when every other dentist I contacted close to home was closed on Fridays (it makes no sense to me). The staff was courteous, helpful and kind. The Doctor was very skilled and went out of his way to…Jean Douglas
It's the most compassionate and professional dentistry I've ever seen, from admins to techs and docs. Both Drs. Solberg and Miller are highly trained yet very personable. The office is homey, but their equipment is state of the art. Consequently, I've been going here with my family for 17 years,…Remo Eyal
Root Canal What to Expect
The root canal procedure is usually performed using a local anesthetic. However, depending on your needs, some patients may require sedation dentistry. Root canals can usually be completed in just one visit to our Altamonte dental office.
Once you are comfortable, we will create a small hole in the infected tooth. Using a special tool, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from the inner portion of the tooth, called the pulp. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material. Most patients who undergo a root canal will need a dental crown as a final restoration to maintain the integrity of the tooth for the best possible result.
Same Day Dental Crowns in Orlando, FL
Using CEREC CAD/CAM technology, Drs. Miller, Solberg, and Williams can create custom-made dental crowns during your root canal visit. Using digital imaging, we can create a natural looking custom fit dental crown as your final restoration after a root canal.