Root Canal

Root Canal Specialist in Boca Raton, FL

Root canals remove the infection in your tooth and eliminate the pain that comes with it. Dr. Vivian Rose Kunstmann, D.D.S., P.A., and her team provide a root canal for patients at her Boca Raton, Florida, practice. Our advanced technology, sedation options, and comfort amenities will make this treatment much more tolerable for anxious patients. To schedule a consultation, call the office at (561) 470-8006 or book an appointment online today.

What Is A Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected tooth all the way through the root. It will help to prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Dr. Vivian Rose Kunstmann, D.D.S., P.A., provides a quick, comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth.

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What Happens During A Root Canal?

There’s no need to be worried if Dr. Vivian Rose Kunstmann, D.D.S., P.A., prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and the hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. They help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

A modern root canal treatment is similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting one done is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.

What Are The Benefits Of Root Canals?

It’s necessary to have root canal treatment when the inside of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can occur as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns or a crack or chip in the tooth. Trauma to your tooth may also cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, in can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

When you undergo a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected. It is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.

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How Long Do They Last?

This treatment helps you maintain your natural smile. You can continue eating the foods you love while limiting the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. Brush and floss with care and maintain visits with Dr. Vivian Rose Kunstmann, D.D.S., P.A., at the office for professional cleanings and checkups.

To learn more about root canals, call the office today at (561) 470-8006 or use the online booking tool.