Root Canal Therapy, Sarasota FL
About Root Canals | Treatment | After Treatment | Cost | Reviews
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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 Peter F F
Dr. Oyola and her staff cared, yes, they were genuinely concerned. When I asked the Doctor she explained the procedure in layman's terms. Thorough and never harried, she made sure, throughout, I was comfortable, that there was no unnecessary pain. There was that delightful balance–while she was cared for me her work was performed carefully and thoroughly. For her it seemed most important. Her assistant was very well trained and equally caring. Thank you.
- Peter F F
Patient Review by Dr. Richard N
Very professional and comfortable
- Dr. Richard N
Patient Review by edward b
Thank You So Much!
- edward b
Patient Review by Ellen W
Very professional, very caring. I received a detailed explanation of work to be performed. Staff were polite and helpful
- Ellen W
Patient Review by J M m
very well run practice, painless and pprofessional
- J M m
Patient Review by RALPH D
The entire staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Oyola explained the entire procedure prior to her performing it. She was excellent.
- RALPH D
Patient Review by Pam U
I found all the staff to be friendly and professional. Dr. Oyola and her assistant Christina worked as a well oiled machine, with very little verbal communication needed between them during my root canal procedure. Dr. Oyola used a microscope during the procedure, ensuring that no small detail was missed. Having been a dental assistant myself, albeit years earlier, I was impressed with the thoroughness of my treatment. Would highly recommend the practice for future patients.
- Pam U
Patient Review by Eileen E
Dr. Oyola and her office staff were very efficient, professional and friendly. My procedure was painless. I would definitely refer Dr. Oyola to others.
- Eileen E
Patient Review by BETTYE F
A very satisfying first visit that had been recommended by my primary dentist. I am happy to meet a specialist who is not only smart, but also personally engaging and interested in me as a person. Everything about the visit was highly professional and the actual examination and explanation was obviously provided by a confident, skilled specialist.
- BETTYE F
Patient Review by Cheryl M
I am a very nervous patient when it comes to dental proceedures and the staff and Dr. Oyola were amazing!!!
- Cheryl M
Patient Review by CJ
Very friendly and professional staff. Neat, clean and modern facility.
Patient Review by Stephanie A
Michelle was great and Dr Oyola was very nice too 🙂
- Stephanie A
Patient Review by James T
All were very caring and professional.
- James T
Patient Review by marty g
Great staff and Dr., made a not fun task much more tolerable than imagined......Thank you !!!
- marty g
Patient Review by Kendall G
I don't like dentistry to begin with but realize the importance. Everyone at Dr. Oyola's practice helped me through my treatment in a human, kind, caring, empathetic manner. Thank you all.
- Kendall G
Patient Review by Jim M
Overall excellent handing. Very statisfied.
- Jim M
Patient Review by Caroll M
Dr. Oyola and her staff are first class.
- Caroll M
Patient Review by John S
I have full confidence in the treatment received.
- John S
Patient Review by Nancy F
I am absolutely amazed that I have had no pain in this process! The whole procedure went well even though the crown came off unexpectedly. I anticipated the worse case since I have never had a root canal and was pleasantly surprised that it was not as bad as I thought it would be. 🙂 No pain after the procedure either or the day after so far!
- Nancy F
Patient Review by Lawrence C
If one is unlucky enough to require a root canal, I would highly recommend this Doctor and her team.
- Lawrence C