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 Joyce M
I was in terrible pain. Dr. Oyola fit me into her schedule and initiated the root canal . She and her staff are outstandingly.
- Joyce M
Patient Review by Nilda T
Exceptional service. Dr. Oyola makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Visiting a new dentist is a bit stressful for me not knowing what to expect. My concern was shortly lived. The fact that she was very caring, understanding and did excellent work was the icing on the cake.
- Nilda T
Patient Review by DAVID S
EXCELLENT, GREAT ATMOSPHERE
- DAVID S
Patient Review by Timothy E
This is one of the absolute best experiences I’ve ever had in regards to getting a root canal. I would recommend this dentist with a 10 star rating
- Timothy E
Patient Review by Paul H
Entire staff was personable and professional. Doctor was very skilled and made the entire experience as painless as possible. Went out of their way to accomadate my emergancy situation.
- Paul H
Patient Review by james s
friendly, professional staff. explained procedure completely. courtesy follow up call the day after the procedure.
- james s
Patient Review by Laura Y
Dr. Oyala and her staff are incredible. I had two root canal procedures done and never stressed about either of them. I would highly recommned Dr. Oyala for any of your Endodontic needs.
- Laura Y
Patient Review by Armando
Excellent experience..and I hate going to the dentist. Dr Oyola and her staff made sure I was comfortable throuout the whole procedure.
Patient Review by Terence F
Gentle, professional and courteous. I took one set of painkillers at night (just for insurance) but really didn't need them - I am pain free - just mild discomfort - if I think about it. Obviously the root canal was expertly done. Thank you! Terence F.
- Terence F
Patient Review by Pat B
Very nice office and staff.
- Pat B
Patient Review by Carolyn A
Made me feel very comfortable; and the root canal procedure was done with care and professionalism!
- Carolyn A
Patient Review by Victor L
Both my wife and I have had several visits. Not our favorite pastime, but Doctor and staff made it as painless as possible.! We will be back in the again and have no trepidation at all. Thank you all.
- Victor L
Patient Review by Beverly E
I felt I was in good hands.Everyone was very pleasant.
- Beverly E
Patient Review by Gary K
Courteous and professional in every way
- Gary K
Patient Review by Gary P
Very impressed with the thorough exam & detailed review of procedures to be implemented. Dr. Oyola cleared my abcess then conferred with my dentist to insure my crown replacement would complete the procedure.
- Gary P
Patient Review by Patricia S
Dr M took excellent care of me. Staff willingly found appt times. Overall I could not have asked for a better experience.
- Patricia S
Patient Review by Ronald M
Felt very comfortable with the whole process. The Staff was very informative and courteous. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
- Ronald M
Patient Review by Philip R
Efficient and friendly
- Philip R
Patient Review by Brian S
Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Brian S
Patient Review by Nancy M
Yesterday, I was in great distress caused by a nerve in my tooth that would not settle down. I had not slept in two nights. The doctor removed the nerve and treated the tooth with medicine to calm it down and calm down the surrounding areas from the referral pain. I got an excellent nights sleep, only awakening once to take some Ibuprofen. I feel refreshed and my mouth is free of pain. I am able to return to work today. I can not thank the doctor and her entire staff enough for the outstanding care I received at every level.
- Nancy M