Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic Care in Arnold

Dental PatientRoot canals are needed to save a tooth that has a damaged or dead nerve. Root canals relieve pain, stop abscess infections, and save teeth. Root canals are not like the movies; it is a painless process. In terms of patient experience, once you are numb the process is very similar to filling a cavity except that the appointment is a little longer. The patient experience with a filling and a root canal is actually very similar, with the only difference being the length of the appointment. At Bay Hills Family Dentistry, we ensure that you are numb and comfortable.

Cavities are caused by bacteria that dig through the layers of a tooth. At first, small cavities do not hurt because they are not close enough to the nerve at the center of the tooth. When the cavity grows it eventually causes intense pain to hot or cold, a sign that the nerve is damaged beyond healing itself. The nerve then dies and the patient experiences a temporary relief in pain until an abscess infection forms. Sometimes abscess infections do not cause pain, but they always have detrimental effects to our long term health. Abscesses are the result of infected or dead nerves, and root canals are the process of cleaning out the inside of an infected tooth to save the tooth and stop infection.

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What Our Patient Says

"I absolutely love the friendly staff at Bay Hills Family Dentistry. They get the job done in a timely manner and their services have done so much for me and my family! Dr. Gens is an amazing dentist; he is thorough with his work and makes sure he takes the time to get to know his patients as well. He even takes the time to call his patients and check on how they are doing the day after an appointment. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone in the area." - Kathy
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