A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Kissimmee Family Dentistry Office Phone Number 407 870-7404 today!
This was an emergency on vacation -- my crown came off and the whole front tooth was broken off at the gum. Nothing to fix it back onto! Dr Mokris did an emergency root canal, put in a post and reaffixed the crown and was very careful to make it fit properly. it has held up well and my home dentist says the job done was a classic repair given the circumstances, and well done. I consider myself very fortunate to have found Kissimmee family dentistry. They were able to see me very fast and did a great job. Fantastic!
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The overall environment of the facility makes you feel comfortable and more at ease. Dr. Patrick Mokris is very kind and compassionate towards what his patient's are going through at the time of each visit. His staff are fantastic extremely friendly, and will help you any way they can to ease the stress of being at the dentist. The administrative staff are amazing; they are always filled with smiles and warm conversation, and take time to answer any question you might have. Everyone there makes you feel like they care more about you instead of the money they receive, even though the money is what keeps the place running. I used to go to Hunter's Creek Dental and they were very inconsiderate and rough and kept over charging me. Plus they took forever during each session while at the office. I would recommend Kissimmee Family Dentistry any day, you won't be disappointed!
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