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 Ted H
I was very anxious about this procedure because I knew it was complex. I needn't have worried. I highly recommend Dr. Oyola!!
- Ted H
Patient Review by John E
Very Professional, very thorough, no pain through out root canal procedure or after procedure. If needed another root canal done would definitely go back.
- John E
Patient Review by James T
All very professional and friendly. No problems!!
- James T
Patient Review by Signa C
Who would think that a root canal would be great experience? It helps knowing you have a competent staff with a positive attitude! Thank-you!
- Signa C
Patient Review by Tracy
Everyone was so kind and patient.
Patient Review by Richard V
I liked that they explained what they were going to do to me before they did a procedure. I thought root canals were painful. Mine was painless. I liked the ear phones playing my kind of music.
- Richard V
Patient Review by Kelley B
If dental work can be made pleasant, this group does it. From the first phone conversation, scheduling appointments, answering all my questions, even providing answers to questions I didn't think to ask, every single staff member and Dr. Oyola were top-notch professionals with genuine concern for my well-being. Even though Dr. Oyola is not on my insurance plan's list of doctors, I'll pay the extra money to stay with her and her staff. Also, the location is convenient, with ample easy parking, and the office is extraordinarily comfortable and pleasant.
- Kelley B
Patient Review by Barbara E
- Barbara E
Patient Review by Candice R
Dr. Oyola and all her staff are professional, competent and caring. The calm, quiet environment is comforting when you're having a difficult dental procedure.
- Candice R
Patient Review by Sharon P
I require a root canal but just couldn't do it the day I was there. The Dr was kind enough to write a prescription for antibiotics and ibuprofen. Was having some medical issues and actually landed in the ER the next day, with high blood pressure complications. Yes I will reschedule and have the procedure done, was very impressed with the staff and Doctor.
- Sharon P
Patient Review by Truman H
Lori is wonderful regarding help with scheduling. Dr. Oyola really knows her stuff and keeps you informed every step of the process.
- Truman H
Patient Review by george f
considering the intensity of a root canal procedure, it was relatively pain free and Dr. Oyola worked quickly and efficiently. I am entirely satisfied. 5 stars
- george f
Patient Review by Seth T
- Seth T
Patient Review by Lawrence G
Liked that it is a one visit procedure unlike previous root canal treatments (15 yrs ago). Liked the innovation of the movie eyeglasses diversion. Novel idea. Experienced no noticeable swelling, no pain post procedure. Office is nicely modern. Went home and had lunch afterward.
- Lawrence G
Patient Review by Norman A
- Norman A
Patient Review by Linda C
My first root canal and I was very nervous about the procedure. I know now that the horror stories I've heard over the years are not true. In the future if I need this procedure I will have no problems. Especially in this office.
- Linda C
Patient Review by Barbara W
A visit to Dr. Oyola's is almost like going to a favorite day spa. You are greeted by friendly staff, escorted into a nicely appointed operatory; offered a relaxing warm paraffin hand wax, covered with a cuddly throw and iPod ear buds playing soothing music. Two hours later, I left pain free. Did I mention I was there for a root canal? All in all, my problem was quickly and efficiently taken care of by the skilled hands of Dr. Oyola.
- Barbara W
Patient Review by Robert A
Recommended for professional, efficient, friendly treatment.
- Robert A
Patient Review by William W
World Class treatment and caring service
- William W
Patient Review by Pamela H
I have been to a couple of endodontists before but never had the type of treatment and respect shown to me like Dr. Oyola and her staff show. I will being seeing Dr. Oyola any time I need major dental work! I can't say enough nice things about her and her whole staff.
- Pamela H