Pain After Your Root Canal – What’s Normal?
Root canals are common procedures for treating tooth pain caused by decayed or infected teeth. Since this procedure is an invasive one that involves opening the affected tooth, you might experience some pain afterward. Knowing what is normal for root canal discomfort and what to do if it gets worse is important if you need […]
Will I Need a Crown After My Root Canal?
When you have a root canal done, your endodontist will clear out infected material from inside your tooth to ease pain and prevent serious infections. After cleaning your tooth, your endodontist will close it back up to prevent more infections, and you might have a dental crown placed on it. Learning more about dental crowns, […]
Sedation for Root Canals and What You Need to Know
Root canals are an important part of protecting your natural teeth when the pulp inside them is damaged or infected. This dental procedure involves removing infected or damaged tissue from inside your tooth to prevent serious complications. Although root canals are considered common and safe, those who have dental anxiety might still be nervous about […]
Root Canals and Your Immune System – Are They Related?
When you have tooth pain, a root canal is sometimes the best type of treatment for it. While this procedure is safe, misinformation about root canals has been circulating. You might have heard that a root canal can affect your immune system, but how accurate is this claim? Learning more about root canals can help you […]
Avoiding Dental Extractions With Root Canals
When you have tooth problems, such as decay or dental trauma, you might worry that you’ll need to have your teeth removed and have veneers, implants, or bridges inserted. While these can replace natural teeth, they won’t feel or function the same. Fortunately, you might not need a tooth extraction done after all. Root canals […]
Root Canals and Antibiotics: What You Need to Know
Root canals are done when you need to have teeth with severe infections treated. This type of procedure requires endodontists to clear out infected tissue inside teeth. Since root canals are done to treat tooth infections, you might assume that you’ll be given antibiotics before or after this procedure. Knowing more about the use of […]
Dental Hygiene Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay
Tooth decay can develop slowly and go undetected for a long time. When left untreated, tooth decay puts you at risk of having tooth infections and possibly needing to have a root canal or tooth extractions done. However, there are ways to prevent tooth decay from occurring through good dental hygiene habits. What Is […]
Reducing Tooth Discomfort Before Having a Root Canal
Tooth pain and discomfort can be difficult to cope with, especially when you are unable to get treatment right away. When you have pain from tooth decay or other dental problems, a root canal might be the most suitable type of treatment. However, you might need to wait to have this procedure done, such as when tooth […]
6 Questions to Ask Your Endodontist Before Your Procedure
Tooth decay and other dental problems don’t always result in the need for a tooth extraction. Endodontic procedures, such as root canal treatment, provide a way to save your natural teeth and repair damage. Since these types of procedures require endodontists to perform repairs inside your teeth, you might feel nervous or unsure about what to […]
What Is an Abscessed Tooth? Do I Have One?
If you’re dealing with tooth or jaw pain, you might be wondering whether you have an abscessed tooth. Or perhaps you’ve heard the term elsewhere but aren’t sure exactly what it means. At Largo Endodontics, we want all our patients to understand their dental health, including terms like this one. Below, we’ll cover everything you […]
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed. Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal.