Root Canals in Naples
Seek Compassionate Dental Care
There is nothing more excruciating than pain from a decayed tooth, which can make it is hard to focus on anything else. Sometimes the only solution is a root canal procedure. Many people are afraid of having a root canal done and avoid it at all costs.
Our compassionate dentist in Naples understands your anxiety about root canals. Often, the worst part of the whole procedure is the slight discomfort from the administration of the anesthetic. We will walk you through every step of the process so you know exactly what to expect.
Call Smiles by Hale at (239) 319-4059 if you are having severe tooth pain to see if a root canal is a good solution.
When Root Canals Are Needed
Root canals are necessary when the pulp, which is the soft tissue located inside the tooth, becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves of the tooth, so when it is diseased it can be very painful.
The most common causes of diseased tooth pulp are bacteria attacking the pulp through:
- A cavity
- A loose or missing filling
- A cracked or chipped tooth
- Other serious tooth injuries
What Happens During a Root Canal
During a root canal, the diseased pulp is removed from the tooth, leaving the root canal of the tooth empty. This part of the tooth is then cleaned, shaped, and filled with a type of rubbery material. The tooth is sealed with a temporary crown, which will later be replaced by a permanent crown. Our Naples dentist has been performing root canal procedures since 1998, so you can trust that it will be done expertly.
Do Not Let a Tooth Get to the Point of Extraction!
Leaving a tooth to decay without a root canal can not only lead to extreme pain, but also to having the tooth extracted. An extraction, when not replaced by a dental implant, can lead to other teeth shifting, which will cause problems with biting and chewing. It can also make it harder to clean your teeth, leading to gum disease. In the end, a root canal is also less expensive than a tooth extraction and dental implant.
We Care About Your Comfort
Our caring dentist in Naples knows what it is like to have tooth pain. We will make sure you are comfortable, take our time with you and answer any questions you have before we start the procedure.
You can be confident that you are in good hands when you choose Smile by Hale. Call us at (239) 319-4059 to make your appointment.