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Dental Excellence: Benefits of Root Canal

Discover the Dental Excellence: Uncover the Surprising Benefits of Root Canal Therapy. Transform discomfort into relief, preserving natural teeth and restoring smiles with this essential dental procedure.
Reduce the Risk of Gum Disease and Decay
Create Space for Proper Teeth Alignment
Prevent Spread of Infection for Overall Well-Being
Alleviate Discomfort for Improved Quality of Life
Facilitate Easier Chewing and Improved Digestion
Preserve Surrounding Teeth for Long-Term Health
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Safe, Effective Treatment

Your tooth pain may be a sign that you have a more serious condition, especially if the pulp of your tooth is infected. The most common, safe, and effective treatment option available—root canal therapy—can eliminate the infection and protect against future bacterial invasion and decay. Timely root canal therapy also allows you to keep your original tooth, which is stronger and more natural than any restoration available, and helps you find relief from your tooth pain. You may require root canal therapy if you are experiencing jaw pain or pain in a specific tooth, swollen gums around a sore tooth, discoloration of gums surrounding a sore tooth or sharp tooth pain upon biting or when chewing.
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Treatment Focused on Saving Your Natural Tooth

During your initial appointment, we will take x-rays to examine the proximity of the damage to the pulp chamber within your tooth. When the cavity is near the pulp, it usually means the pulp is infected and will require root canal therapy. The soft tissues are then removed from the pulp chamber and nerve tissues are removed from the root canal. We will then widen the root canal and straighten the pulp chamber to accommodate a filling. Once this is complete, the tooth will be disinfected and filled with a rubber-like substance and sealed with a temporary filling. During your follow-up visit, we will look for any further signs of infection or complications. We will then remove the temporary filling, fill the pulp chamber, and repair your tooth with a tooth-colored filling, then cap it with a dental crown.
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Conservative Care, Comfortable Treatment

We take a conservative approach to your treatment, which helps make your procedure more comfortable and your teeth and gums free from infection. We may incorporate minimally invasive laser technology into your root canal treatment to effectively eradicate all bacteria from inside the tooth. No matter the approach chosen, we take great care to ensure you are comfortable and your root canal procedure is effective and virtually pain-free.
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Infection and the Risk of Tooth Loss

An infected tooth is a serious issue that should be addressed as soon as possible to preserve as much of it as possible. The more severe the infection becomes, the less likely we will be able to save the tooth. If you do not receive root canal therapy for your infected tooth, you could end up losing it completely. Additionally, when the core of your tooth becomes infected, that infection could enter your blood stream and lead to a stroke or heart attack. By eliminating infection, we can prevent further decay and damage. This also prevents tooth loss, which eliminates the need for more costly restorations, such as a dental bridge or dental implants.
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We work with you to find solutions to your dental concerns while tailoring our treatments to your schedule. We’re here to set out a calm and relaxing setting for your appointments and treatments. and we’ll aid you determine the oral issues you are fit for and focus on your personal needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Uncover the essentials of root canals with our FAQ guide. Explore common questions, procedures, and recovery tips for a comprehensive understanding of this dental treatment.
What is a root canal, and why might I need one?
A root canal is a dental procedure to treat infections or damage within the tooth’s pulp. If you’re experiencing severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, or swelling, a root canal at North River Dental can alleviate your pain by removing the infected pulp, cleaning the canal, and sealing it to prevent further issues.
At North River Dental, our experienced team uses advanced techniques and anesthesia to ensure your comfort during a root canal. You may feel some initial discomfort, but the procedure itself is designed to relieve pain, not cause it. Most patients report significant improvement in their symptoms post-treatment, with minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
The duration of a root canal procedure at our Ellenton, FL clinic typically ranges from one to two hours, depending on the tooth’s complexity and the extent of the infection. Our skilled dental team works efficiently to provide thorough care while minimizing the time spent in the chair, ensuring a swift and effective resolution to your dental concerns.
While extraction is an alternative, we generally recommend preserving your natural tooth whenever possible. The loss of a tooth can lead to various complications, such as shifting of surrounding teeth and jawbone deterioration. At North River Dental, we assess each case individually, exploring alternatives and recommending the most suitable option for your long-term oral health.
The cost of a root canal at North River Dental depends on factors like the tooth’s location and the severity of the issue. Dental insurance often covers a portion of the cost, but coverage varies. Our team can help you navigate insurance details and discuss flexible payment options to ensure you receive the necessary care without compromising your financial well-being.
In most cases, you should be able to drive yourself home after a root canal at our Ellenton, FL clinic. While you may experience some numbness in the treated area, it typically subsides within a few hours. If you have concerns or specific post-treatment instructions, our team will provide clear guidance to ensure your safety and well-being.
Recovery from a root canal is generally quick, with many patients resuming normal activities the next day. You may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Our team at North River Dental will provide post-treatment instructions and follow-up care to support a smooth and speedy recovery process.
While it’s rare, a tooth that underwent a root canal can become reinfected. This may occur due to new decay, fractures, or issues with the sealing material. Regular check-ups at North River Dental, coupled with good oral hygiene practices, help prevent and detect potential problems early, ensuring the long-term success of your root canal treatment.
In most cases, your tooth’s appearance should remain unchanged after a root canal at North River Dental. However, if the tooth was severely discolored before the procedure, we may recommend additional cosmetic options like dental crowns or veneers to enhance its aesthetics. Our team will discuss any potential cosmetic concerns and solutions during your consultation.
While less common in children, root canal treatment may be necessary if a primary tooth is infected or injured. At North River Dental, our experienced pediatric dentistry team is skilled in providing gentle and effective care for children. We assess each case individually, considering alternatives and ensuring the best possible outcome for your child’s oral health.
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I first started going to NRD in the early 80’s and they have always given my family excellent care. The staff are always professional and Dr. Steinberg is very knowledgeable and experienced! Highly recommend!
Linda Ivey
5/5
February 11, 2024
I’ve always had great experience going to North River Dental. Staff is very friendly. Everyone is very good at what they do very professional. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Paula Dooley
5/5
February 7, 2024
Dr. Steinbrenner and Syble were amazing as usual. I always feel so comfortable when I come in like we’ve known each other forever. Thanks for making my dental experience a positive one! Syble and I could be sisters she is so fun I enjoy her immensly.
Deborah Sutton
5/5
January 20, 2024
I was very pleased with my first visit to North River Dental. My hygienist was Jeffa and she was very professional and thorough with my exam, and made me feel very comfortable with the experience. I highly recommend them!
Deborah Reynolds
5/5
January 20, 2024
I got the smile I always wanted! I chose these folks because of all the positive reviews I found on Google. Looks like they’re gonna get another one. Doc Steinberg is the real deal and I will definitely be recommending this office to all my family and friends. I had to make multiple trips due the extent of work required, and I was greeted with a warm smile and friendly service every time. I can’t say enough about the people in this office and how pleasant my experience was. Yes a pleasant experience at the dentist! Go figure.
John Hartmann
5/5
January 18, 2024
My husband and I made the decision to try NRD after having some bad experiences at our last dental office. We were both blown away by how welcoming the staff at NRD were. Thank you Bonnie, Vanessa, Dr Raj, and Tayla for making my first exam and cleaning so enjoyable!
Erika Pacher
5/5
December 22, 2023
Love North River Dental. I have been a client there for 17 years. Some staff may come and go, but the quality of service is consistently superior. Friendly front desk, knowledgeable support staff and wonderful doctors are the hallmark!
Regina Housel
5/5
December 8, 2023
Great dental office. Super professional and friendly staff. This was my first visit. I was seen exactly at my appointment time. I received a thorough dental exam and evaluation, followed by a cleaning I could not have been happier with the process, the staff and the outcome
Chuck Heschmeyer
5/5
December 7, 2023
This is the best dentist office you could ever go to.They all are great. They treat you so kind, especially Bobbie Jo and the Dr. I was never a fan of going to the dentist as most of us are not, right, but the experience I have had at NRD has changed all that. I enjoy going to the dentist now and you will too, I promise, just give them a call.
Pamela Roberts
5/5
November 29, 2023
I felt very comfortable from the moment I walked in. Kelly was an excellent guide through the entire evaluation. Drs. Delarose and Steinberg were informative, friendly and comforting with my uneasiness at being in a dental office. I plan on coming back and starting my dental journey right here!
virginia herdman
5/5
November 22, 2023
When half a tooth fell out unexpectedly, on referral from a friend, I went to North River Dental. I have received what I perceive to be above standard service. So far, I’ve gained a new crown, lost a bad tooth, had a cleaning, and plan for a deep cleaning. All of this was done with the newest of images and diagnostic tools coupled with really friendly and effective professionalism. I definitely recommend this group for anyone wanting help with mouth issues.
Mickie Mc
5/5
November 16, 2023
11/9/23 1 week ago Dr. Raj finished a root canal on my left upper eye tooth & did a wonderful job. He is known as the root canal specialist. He lets you know what he is doing & why he is doing it. He is very gentle & has a great sense of humor. On Friday of that same week I broke my left upper molar after the office had closed. On Monday morning I called the office and told the receptionist about my broken tooth and they fit me in by 10:00am that day. The whole office staff is great. They’re very accommodating & polite, but I do miss the chocolate chip cookies they used to serve. Niki B.
Nicoletta Bailey
5/5
November 9, 2023
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