Root canals have had the unfortunate reputation of being painful and scary, but in actuality, they benefit patients much more than they cause discomfort or harm. The goal of root canals is to eliminate tooth pain caused by infection in the dental pulp within the tooth. With a dual purpose to save your tooth and preserve the health of your smile, non-surgical root canals are a common procedure and hold a consistently high success rate at our practice. We have an endodontist on staff, giving us the ability to treat your tooth pain in the comfort and convenience if our Miami Beach, FL office. Dr. Bertram Moldauer specializes in endodontics, the branch of dentistry focused solely on diagnosing and treating issues of the dental pulp found inside teeth. With years of training and experience specifically in performing root canals, he is equipped to provide care that is safe, effective, and able to save the health of your tooth!
Our goal with root canals is to alleviate your tooth pain and safeguard the rest of your mouth from the spread of infection. We incorporate advanced tools, techniques, and sedation options for optimal comfort and relaxation and to help ensure minimal discomfort during your procedure. With the treatment site fully numbed during your appointment, you can expect to experience little-to-no discomfort or pain! During the procedure, we clear your tooth of all infection and dental pulp, then fill the root canals with a biocompatible material called “gutta-percha” to completely seal the canals so no bacteria can reenter. Once treatment is complete, we have the ability to restore your tooth with a dental crown right in our Miami Beach, FL office. Within a few days, you will be able to return to normal activity and enjoy a smile free from tooth pain!
Not all tooth pain means root canals will be needed, but visiting our endodontist to determine the cause of your pain can ultimately save your tooth! The most common symptoms that may necessitate root canals include: