Root canal therapy is a highly effective treatment that can keep your natural teeth in tact and eliminate the need for costly dental work like bridges, crowns, and dental implants. A root canal is necessary if the pulp of a tooth has significantly decayed or has become infected. If you are experiencing symptoms such as: severe dental pain, tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, darkening of a tooth, pain when chewing, and gum tenderness or swelling, they may indicate that the pulp of your tooth has become infected and you are in need of a root canal provided by our Fort Myers general dentist. The root canal process works like this: first, the crown of your tooth is opened. After the crown has been opened, the infected tooth pulp is removed from the root canals, and the root canals are carefully cleaned. The final step involves the filling and sealing of the tooth. Root canal therapy may require the use of anesthesia. The process is usually completed in one or two visits to our Fort Myers general dentist at McGregor Dental. An additional step is required if a temporary filling is used: you will need to return to one of our Fort Myers general dentist to have it replaced with a permanent one. We will make sure that your root canal therapy goes smoothly, and that you are pleased with the results.
If you think you may be in need of a root canal treatment, it is not something to be neglected or ignored. The idea of root canal therapy is often a source of anxiety for dental patients, but our Fort Myers general dentist, Dr. William Shorack can be trusted to provide you with a pain-free root canal experience. If the cost of the procedure is holding you back, we encourage you to look into our Care Credit financing program, which will create a personalized payment plan that works for you. We also accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards, and personal checks for your convenience. If you have any questions about root canal therapy, any of the treatments our Fort Myers general dentist provides, or you are ready to schedule your appointment, please call our office to speak with one of our friendly and helpful staff members. If you prefer, you may also request an appointment by filling out a short form on our website with your contact information, and we will be in touch with you soon.