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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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Don't Let Root Canals Ruin Your Smile

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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Barbara taketa
July 4, 2024
Kristin was WONDERFUL as a dental hygienist. I hope she remains with NRD. I couldn’t ask for better service. It was also great that she set up Dr. Steinberg to review my x-rays and see me for the last time before he retires. I have been a patient since 2003 and I am sad to see Dr. Steinberg leave – the whole organization has been like family all these years. God Bless everyone who remains with NRD. Thank you for excellent service.
Gwen Keegan
June 30, 2024
The service I’ve received at this office is outstanding. All the people are super friendly, and they care about you. I highly recommend whichever service you’re looking for to please reach out and talk to them. I can now smile with confidence. Thank you North River dental ! AAA+ Service
Robert Atkinson
June 5, 2024
I have been going to North River Dental probably 18 years. They are great and always make me feel comfortable since I am a very anxious patient prone to “white knuckle syndrome “ lol. I definitely recommend them anyone who needs a great dentist
debbie donohue
June 2, 2024
Great dentist! I just had a cleaning and it was very thorough and gently done. The hygienist was very friendly and skilled.
Robert M
May 29, 2024
Kristen has always been a great hygienist in every way. I will continue to look forward to her expertise in the future
Eugene Hamilton
May 25, 2024
Sue who cleaned my teeth was wonderful. She makes you feel at home, even in the dental chair! Staff greeting is always very professional.
Lynn Pope
May 24, 2024
I went to another local dentist and they couldn’t schedule my cleaning for 6 months and even cancelled my appointment months before it was to even happen! Found this place and they got me in so quickly and the staff was so patient and accommodating. Scheduling is so easy and they are quick! I’m so happy to have found them!
Heather Bickley
May 13, 2024
The entire staff at North River Dental is courteous, friendly and helpful. They really listened and my husband and I feel well-cared for and comfortable.
Mary Stephens
March 13, 2024
New to North River Dental. Broke a tooth. They got me in the next day, put a temporary crown in, and now waiting for the permanent one. The staff and dentist were friendly, thorough, and efficient. The cost was lower than they originally quoted me, so they are honest too. So far, so good!
Saul Fineman
March 13, 2024
I’m not a client of North River Dental,instead I’m apart of their extended family. This is how I feel about the staff,and the quality of care exceeded the 5 stars. That’s why I constantly recommend it to family and friends.
Wendell Martin
March 12, 2024
I had bad experiences as a kid going to the dentist and I have anxiety when I go. So I stayed away from dentists. Needless to say my teeth got bad as I aged. I needed dentures and I went to North River Dental for implants and I was quite anxious about the procedure. The dentist and staff were very understanding and explained the process to me. My fears soon left as the procedure was painless and the outcome was great. It’s been 3 years since I had it done and I’m glad I chose the folks at North River.
John Johnson
March 6, 2024

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