At Gomez Family Dentistry, Drs. Christopher and Gina Gomez believe in providing patients with solutions to maintain their natural teeth whenever possible. So, when an infection develops inside a tooth and causes a severe toothache, patients must decide on the care they require to alleviate the pain and address the infection.
Instead of permanently extracting an infected tooth, our team at Gomez Family Dentistry often encourages patients to consider the many benefits of root canal therapy. So, if you’re seeking “root canal therapy near me,” visit our team in Pensacola, Florida, today.
When our patients hear the words “root canal,” they may immediately decide it is a procedure that is painful and unwanted. However, root canal therapy is a dental treatment that can alleviate pain and discomfort and do so in a way that is comfortable for the patient. This is because root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic therapy, is only performed with proper sedation and anesthetics. During the root canal procedure, Drs. Christopher and Gina Gomez will access the inner portion of the tooth, remove the dental pulp, disinfect the canals of the natural tooth, and then seal it to ensure further infection does not occur.
After root canal therapy, our dentists may recommend fabricating and placing a custom porcelain dental crown. There are a few reasons for this:
A crown strengthens the tooth and ensures it remains in the mouth as long as possible following endodontic therapy.
Unfortunately, the only other option for patients with an infection of the tooth outside of endodontic therapy is permanent extraction of the natural tooth. Not only does this involve the removal of the tooth, but it also includes working with the dentist to replace the tooth with dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures. Whenever possible, our team’s primary goal is to save the natural tooth within the smile, which is why root canal therapy has become a popular treatment for patients with abscesses or infections of one or more teeth.
Our husband-and-wife team is open to new patients and provides a wide range of restorative dentistry solutions for those who visit!