You have the worst toothache of your life. Jaw swelling, throbbing pain, drainage, and bad breath tell you to see Dr. Ilya Freyman at his Longwood, FL, office as soon as possible. This highly-skilled and compassionate dentist offers root canal therapy, a reliable restorative treatment which relieves pain and preserves tooth structure. It just could be what you need.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is the slender, pulp-filled chamber which runs down each root in every single one of your teeth. Filled with supportive tissues, nerves and a blood supply, a root canal can become damaged, infected and inflamed when decay, abscess or injury invade tooth structure above and/or below the gum line.
Named for this important part of your tooth, a root canal procedure (also called endodontic therapy), opens the tooth, removes the diseased pulp, disinfects the canal, and seals it with elastic gutta-percha. At his office in Longwood, FL, your dentist performs the treatment on all canals (there may be up to four). He places a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it as it heals, and then, in a week or so, he removes the temporary to install a beautiful, customized porcelain crown.
Pain and root canal therapy
Root canal therapy does not cause a serious pain, but you will benefit from some locally-injected anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the initial procedure. As a matter of fact, patients who undergo root canals feel much better afterwards as treatment relieves the pressure, extreme sensitivity and throbbing toothache pain they have been experiencing.
Some over-the-counter ibuprofen keeps the operated tooth comfortable for the first few days at home. Long-term, a treated tooth will look natural and be able to bite and chew pain-free. Most teeth restored by root canal therapy last a lifetime, asserts the American Association of Endodontists.
Would you like to feel better?
Dr. Freyman will examine and X-ray your painful tooth, and if root canal therapy is an option, he'll perform it right in his office. Please call your dentist in Longwood, FL, right away if you are developing toothache symptoms. We'll help you feel better fast, and best of all, you get keep that tooth. Phone (407) 260-0224.