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Blake Dental Arts | Root Canal Therapy in Bradenton

Blake Dental Arts

 

(941) 792-0260

George H. Burgess, D.D.S., P.A.

Root Canal Therapy
 

Restore the Health of a Damaged Tooth with Root Canal Therapy

If your tooth has become damaged due to extensive decay, disease, or injury, you may require more than a basic filling to restore your oral health. As a solution, Dr. George H. Burgess can perform root canal therapy at his Bradenton, FL, practice using specialized techniques that offer relatively no pain. During this procedure, we will remove infected portions of your tooth to preserve its health and prevent the need for an extraction. If you have suffered damage to one of your teeth and would like to be evaluated for the best course of treatment, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Burgess.

 

Candidates for Root Canal Therapy

When decay or trauma allows oral bacteria to reach the interior of a tooth, the collection of nerves, tissues, and blood vessels known as the tooth's pulp can eventually become infected. If the infection is not addressed, tooth extraction may become the only viable solution. Fortunately, root canal therapy can eliminate an infection and prevent future damage.

 

The Root Canal Procedure

When you arrive at our practice for a root canal procedure, we will first administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Root canal treatment has a reputation of being a painful procedure, but Dr. Burgess employs advanced techniques that minimize any potential discomfort. As a result, most patients compare root canal therapy to the process of receiving a dental filling. Dr. Burgess will begin the procedure by creating a small opening in the top of your tooth to gain access to the infected inner pulp. Next, he will carefully remove all decayed portions, thoroughly clean the interior of the tooth and surrounding tissue, and extract the decayed nerve endings. Once the tooth has been sufficiently cleaned, Dr. Burgess will fill in the resulting space with rubber-like dental material to reinforce its natural structure.

 

Restoring Your Tooth with a Crown

Since the tooth will likely be weakened after these steps, most patients will complete root canal therapy by receiving a dental crown. A crown is a custom-made cap that completely covers the visible surfaces of a tooth. To prepare your tooth for crowning, Dr. Burgess will reshape it by removing a layer of enamel. This will create an ideal bonding surface and ensure your crown will be in proper alignment with surrounding teeth.

After this step is complete, we will take an impression of the tooth and send it to an advanced dental laboratory. Technicians at the lab will then carefully craft your dental crown. Once your crown is ready, you will return to our practice to have it bonded securely in place. Most patients can resume normal activities the day after receiving treatment. Any minor pain or discomfort can typically be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. You can brush and floss as you normally would, although the treated tooth and surrounding areas may be sensitive as you begin to heal.

 

Contact Our Practice

If you have experienced damage to a tooth from trauma, decay, or disease, please contact our practice to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Burgess.

 
 
 
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