Are you looking to get a root canal by a North Miami Beach dentist? Our experienced team here at Azar Dentistry is here to help. Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or decay. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth and cleaning the infected area. A tooth's pulp and nerve tissue are not vital to a tooth's health and function after it has fully emerged from the gums. If the treatment is not performed, bacteria builds up at the root tip and the infection of the pulp can spread to the surrounding bone. This results in pain and swelling, which may mean your tooth will likely need to be removed. If not removed, a patient could develop a tooth abscess, which could be potentially life-threatening. The best option is to avoid infection and get a root canal treatment early on, while it is still just a simple procedure.
What are the signs that a root canal is needed?
• Severe tooth pain while chewing
• Your tooth pain wakes you up at night
• Teeth that are highly sensitive to hot or cold, with the sensitivity lingering for some time.
• Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
• Swollen gums in the area of the infected tooth
What does the treatment involve?
First, an opening is made into the pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth. Once the pulp is removed, the root canal is thoroughly cleaned. If the dentist decides to complete the root canal therapy in multiple visits, a temporary filling will be placed to protect the tooth. When you return, the dentist will remove the temporary filling, re-clean the root canal and pulp chamber, and place a permanent filling and/or crown over the tooth. 
Root canal therapy has a high rate of success any many teeth undergoing the procedure can be saved to last a lifetime. Additionally, the crown or filling placed the completion of the procedure makes it hard to notice by others that you had the treatment.
Take care of your smile to prevent needing a root canal.
Preventative dental care is especially important to help fight against serious dental issues. Seeing your North Miami Beach dentist on a regular basis for regular cleanings can help you prevent a root canal. Good oral hygiene and consistent dental care can really go a long way. The best way to treat a dental emergency is to prevent one.
If you would like to learn more about root canal treatments available at your North Miami Beach dentist, call our office at 305-866-3030. Call your North Miami Beach dentist today to have a healthier smile tomorrow.