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Root Canal – Naples, FL

Don’t Let an Infection Cost You Your Tooth

Illustration of tooth featuring root canal in Naples, FL

When you have a painful tooth infection, you might be afraid that you’ll have no choice but to have an extraction done. With root canal therapy, however, Dr. Skupny can stop your pain without having to remove any natural teeth. This treatment has an extremely high success rate – especially when it’s performed by an experienced dentist aided by the latest techniques and a caring dental team. Don’t hesitate to call us when a persistent toothache strikes.

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Signs You Need a Root Canal

Woman with infected tooth rubbing jaw in pain

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp inside of the tooth has been infected. If the pulp isn’t removed, the infection will spread, destroying the structure of the tooth and eventually spreading to the jaw. It’s important to have an infection treated as soon as possible if you want there to be any chance of saving the tooth, so call us immediately if you experience:

  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Persistent tooth pain or discomfort when pressing down on the tooth
  • Sensitivity to temperature that lasts for a long time
  • Pimple like bumps on the gumline near the tooth in question

What Can I Expect from Root Canal Therapy?

Illustration of root canal therapy on lower tooth

Dr. Skupny begins the process by taking an X-ray of the tooth. In addition to confirming the presence of an infection, this gives us a chance to become familiar with the structure in order to plan the treatment. Don’t be nervous about discomfort; despite its reputation, root canal therapy today is no more painful than getting a filling.

At the beginning of the treatment itself, the area around the tooth is numbed, and damaged areas of the tooth are removed before the pulp is extracted. Afterwards, the tooth is thoroughly sterilized so that a new infection doesn’t form afterwards. A material called gutta-percha is used to seal the tooth afterwards.

A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp, but it will need to be restored in order to function properly. A dental crown will be designed and placed on the tooth to protect it. Your crown will be completely customized so that it fits perfectly on the tooth and matches the appearance of the rest of the smile.

 Root canal therapy is often the most reliable option for saving your smile. Get in touch with Dr. Skupny as soon as possible if you have any reason to think you might need a root canal.