Endodontic (Root Canal) Procedures
We are your Root Canal Specialist Serving Fort Lauderdale and Broward County for 35 Years!
What is a root canal? What is a root canal infection?
When a tooth becomes damaged or infected, a root canal may be necessary to save it. While we can only see the hard layers of the tooth surface, underneath lies the pulp of the tooth. This pulp contains nerves, tissue, and blood vessels. During tooth development, the pulp helps teeth grow. Interestingly, adult teeth can be nourished in other ways outside the pulp. Therefore, when the pulp becomes infected, a root canal is performed to remove the pulp of the tooth to relieve pain.
What causes a root canal?
Root canals are needed because of the following reasons:
- Previous injury to the tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Deep cavities that extend into the pulp of the tooth
- Issues with previous dental fillings
- Breakdown of previous dental crowns
What are the symptoms that you need a root canal?
Root canal pain can be quite painful for patients. There are root canal symptoms to look out for. Typically, patients that need root canals experience sensitivity to both hot and cold substances. Call us today at 954-772-3600 if you are experiencing these symptoms.
What is a root canal procedure?
In order to relieve the sensitivity and pain from the infected pulp, Dr. Heinsen will remove the dental pulp using the latest technology known as Gentle Wave! This technology also removes the infection.
How long does getting a root canal take?
Depending on which tooth, the average time for a root canal is 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
Is getting a root canal painful?
Our office uses the latest technology called the Gentle Wave System to provide minimally invasive root canal procedures. Also, it is scientifically proven to clean the pulp and canals of the teeth better! This means your root canal will last longer!
How much does a root canal cost?
In our office, we accept dental insurance, Care Credit, and all major credit cards. Therefore, the most accurate way to find out the cost is to call our office manager, Carmen, at 954-772-3600 and speak to her about the cost!
How is a root canal recovery?
Much like any dental procedure, you will be numb for a few hours afterwards. Dr. Heinsen recommends to avoid eating while your mouth is still numb. Normally, you are able to return to work or school following a root canal procedure.