Root Canal Therapy, Sarasota FL
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What is a root canal?A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
Symptoms of the infection can be identified as:
- visible injury,
- swelling of the tooth
- sensitivity to temperature
- or pain in the tooth and gums
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp.
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What is the treatment?
This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.
Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.
We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office.
Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as difficulty, the severity of damage to the affected tooth, and which tooth is affected.
In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.
Sarasota Endodontics: Marineyda Oyola, DMD
Patient Review by David C
Very professional and competent. And even though they don't accept my insurance, the office staff helped me to submit the expense for reimbursement.
- David C
Patient Review by Katie W
I am so impressed by this practice and doctor. The office was beautiful and clean (it even smelled lovely). The procedure took a couple of hours total, but I was made comfortable through all of it -- in fact, I fell asleep during the root canal!
- Katie W
Patient Review by Ronda D
Very nice office with friendly and professional staff.
- Ronda D
Patient Review by Jonathan P
I was pleased with my experience at Sarasota Endodontics. I had an infected tooth, that needed a root canal, and the care I received was excellent. A root Canal is not normally a pleasant experience, but this was, in every way possible, a good experience. I will return if or when i need additional services, and want to thank all the staff, and Dr. Oyola for excellent care. Thank you
- Jonathan P
Patient Review by Pamela R
Everyone was exceptionally pleasant and personable. I felt like I was receiving the very best care from everyone, but especially Dr. Oyola. I don't care for root canals and have never liked a rubber dam, but I almost fell asleep during this procedure because I was so comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Oyola!
- Pamela R
Patient Review by Jeffrey K
As a retired Dentist and having done many root canals over the years Dr. Oyola was outstanding. Latest techniques very gentle and truly professional. Would very highly recommend Dr. Oyola and the office.
- Jeffrey K
Patient Review by Gail D
Best Endodontist & office around
- Gail D
Patient Review by MARK G
This was the second half of my first root canal. It went very well! Doctor Oyola explained everything to me in a simple way. The following morning i felt no pain at all, no painkiller's required. Well done team!
- MARK G
Patient Review by Terry A
I'm not gonna lie......this is not my favorite place to be or a procedure I look forward to, but it was necessary and the Dr. and the entire staff tried to make me as comfortable as possible.
- Terry A
Patient Review by Nancy D
Don't look any further. This is a great professional place to handle your dental needs. A+
- Nancy D
The best root canal procedure ever. The entire staff is very professional also. Thank you.
Patient Review by Barbara Y
I was so nervous going in for my first (and hopefully only) root canal. I felt nothing... All the drilling, removal of the root, nothing.. I was in more pain before the procedure and had nothing after. What a great job by the DR and staff.. Thank you...the next day, no pain.. Amazing.. Thank you...
- Barbara Y
Patient Review by Wendy R
Dr Oyola was very response when I had to call her on a Saturday morning after my procedure. The entire staff was friendly and helpful.
- Wendy R
Patient Review by Ray A
Best root canal ever
- Ray A
Patient Review by Cheryl H
Friendly staff. Very good experience. Got me in ASAP.. would highly recommend.
- Cheryl H
Patient Review by Carole B
Top notch state-of-the-art office. Everyone takes the time to explain everything and makes sure you are comfortable.
- Carole B
Patient Review by Maureen S
Staff was thorough and welcoming. Doctor interviewed me about prescriptions and medical history. Explained entire procedure. Very satisfied.
- Maureen S
Patient Review by Timothy B
Everyone is kind, caring, friendly, knowledgeable.
- Timothy B
Patient Review by Mark S
I received first rate service and care from Dr. Oyola and her staff. I would recommend her services to all my friends.
- Mark S
Patient Review by Sergey B
Excellent service! Dr. Oyola and all her staff are very competent, professional, efficient and friendly. The overall atmosphere in the office is very pleasant.
- Sergey B