Root Canal Therapy in Estero, FL

Root canal therapy has a negative reputation for being a painful procedure. However, our modern techniques and advanced technology allow patients to receive root canal therapy in Estero, FL, in a comfortable environment. If you’re struggling with a severe cavity or tooth pain, root canal treatment may be what you need to alleviate your discomfort. Contact our office today to learn more!

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What are the symptoms that you might need a root canal?

When one tooth or multiple become decayed or infected, pain and discomfort easily make themselves noticed. While our root canal dentist can determine if you need root canal treatment, the following symptoms can prompt you to pay us a visit.

  • Severe pain when biting and chewing
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Abscesses on the gums
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
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What is the root canal process?

At Premier Dental & Implant Studio, one of our goals is to help patients maintain their oral health. We also place a priority on preserving natural teeth when possible. First, our root canal dentist will take X-rays of the tooth and locate the problem of the tooth. If the problem is located in the pulp, our root canal dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once the area is numb, our dentist will create a small hole in the crown to access the pulp, carefully extract the infected pulp from the tooth, disinfect the canal, and shape and seal the canal to restore the natural tooth to its normal function.


How do you take care of a tooth after a root canal?

After your root canal treatment is complete, we may provide you with antibiotics or recommend specific over-the-counter pain medication to manage any soreness from the procedure. In addition, we will provide you with aftercare instructions, such as avoiding smoking and chewing hard foods until a few days after the procedure. If you continue to care for your teeth by brushing, flossing, and maintaining regular checkups and cleanings, it’s possible to enjoy a lasting, healthy smile!

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