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 therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
Sarasota Endodontics: Marineyda Oyola, DMD
Patient Review by Ronald W
Procedure was explained as to what was to be done.
- Ronald W
Patient Review by Servaas K
- Servaas K
Patient Review by Joselyn I
Wonderful culture of love, humor and professionalism. They were very caring and conscious to ask how you were feeling and making you feel as comfortable as you could be.
- Joselyn I
Patient Review by Linda P
I received excellent care, and was quite comfortable throughout the procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Oyola and her team.
- Linda P
Patient Review by Dave R
All Staff, and Dr. Oyola in particular, made me feel comfortable and safe during a fairly traumatic procedure due to an existing infection.
- Dave R
Patient Review by Jeff W
I had a wonderful visit. The doctor and staff were very professional. If anyone needs root canal treatment I would highly recommend Dr. Oyola. She is awesome.
- Jeff W
Patient Review by Deborah B
Great experience! Dr Oyola and her staff are very kind and professional!
- Deborah B
Patient Review by Bob S
I am completely satisfied with the care I receive from Dr. Oyola and staff.
- Bob S
Patient Review by Joseph L
Over the top professional!
- Joseph L
Patient Review by Michelle T
I had major anxiety about the procedure and the Dr and her assistant were amazing... very respectful of my fear and with their compassion I made it through.
- Michelle T
Patient Review by ian m
An excellent and prompt service
- ian m
Patient Review by Gary S
Who likes s root canal on a Monday morning!!! But if you need one this is the best place to be. Excellent care.
- Gary S
Patient Review by Dennis B
For a root canal, I would say excellent experience. Like many I dislike going to the dentist. I was made to feel comfortable, listening music in air buds, pain free, and no side effects. Result is great!!!
- Dennis B
Patient Review by Vittario I
Thank you so much for your patience and care during my procedures.
- Vittario I
Patient Review by Deborah G
I had minimal pain after the numbness wore off. The Dr. and staff stayed longer after their appointments to treat me the same day! I had chipped one of my front teeth due to a fall.
- Deborah G
Patient Review by Donna C
Excellent customer service and endodontist and her assistant amazing!
- Donna C
Patient Review by CJ A
Great place, great staff, very friendly and does fantastic work!
- CJ A
Patient Review by Henry P
Exceptional care. Very pleased with the outcome.
- Henry P
Patient Review by Vicki H
I was very happy with my root canal treatment. All staff -- and Dr. Oyola were extremely professional yet personable. My hometown dentist was clearly impressed, saying he could clearly tell "she knew her stuff" as he observed the finished treatment.
- Vicki H
Patient Review by Mary S
Great staff, great care.
- Mary S