Root canal therapy is the best way to save infected teeth and keep your smile healthy. As an experienced endodontist in Oldsmar, you can trust Dr. Ricky Pan to take great care of you and your smile.
Get help fast to save your tooth
Relieve your pain & discomfort
Restore your tooth’s appearance
Avoid further complications
Getting a root canal may sound scary, but the procedure is straightforward and is the best way to save an infected tooth, and comes with a host of benefits.
If left untreated, an infected tooth will eventually die. It will either fall out of your mouth or require extraction. Root canal therapy lets you save your tooth before it dies.
The pain and discomfort of an infected tooth can be unbearable. Treatment at our office provides you with the relief you need.
A root canal is affordable and quick way to save an infected tooth. If you don’t get help right away, treating additional complications will cost you more time and money.
"Professional, dedicated, and caring staff that work together to provide the best overall care to maintain your dental health. I would highly recommend Dr. Pan to provide any dental services anyone would need at a reasonable price."
First, Dr. Pan will clean and numb the area. Then, he will use a dental drill to remove decayed and damaged enamel, and create a small opening in the tooth. Through this opening, he will use specialized dental tools to extract decayed tooth material and infected nerves. The area will then be cleaned and disinfected, before being filled with a rubber-like material to ensure it remains strong.
Finally, the tooth will be restored. Fillings are usually used for anterior (front) root canals. For posterior (rear) teeth, a dental crown is typically required to protect the tooth and ensure it remains strong and healthy.
One of the major benefits of root canal therapy is that you will still be able to chew and feel your bite while keeping your tooth! You can get back to your day-to-day routine immediately. Your tooth may feel a bit tender for a few days, but this is normal. However, serious pain or pain that lasts 1-2 weeks or longer is not normal. If you notice pain after treatment, contact our office at (813) 855-1007 for a follow-up.
Get answers to your questions about root canals.
If you have an infected tooth, root canal therapy is the best way to restore it and protect your oral health. The most common sign of an infected tooth is a serious, prolonged toothache that gets worse or does not get better after 1-2 days.
In addition, you should be on the lookout for signs like sensitivity to heat, cold, and the pressure of chewing. The gums around the tooth may be inflamed, or the tooth itself may look stained or discolored. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, get help from Pine Avenue Smiles by Dr. Ricky Pan right away.
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