Root canal therapy is an important dental procedure that can put your oral health back on track, with a healing period that is just as important. The dental professionals at Windermere Dental Group in Orlando, FL, pride themselves on skilled, compassionate care and use advanced CEREC® technology to restore the treated tooth on the same day as the procedure, greatly reducing the time needed for root canal therapy recovery.
The Convenience and Precision of CEREC® Technology
Performed under local anesthesia, root canal therapy saves deeply decayed or infected teeth that are at risk of extraction. During root canal therapy, Dr. Susana Moncada removes contents susceptible to infection within the tooth and its roots. She then fills the site with a special material that impedes infection and disinfects the inside of the tooth. While some patients might be intimidated by root canal therapy, with modern techniques and local anesthesia, root canal treatment yields no more discomfort than receiving a dental filling.
The team at Windermere Dental Group uses state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care to relieve your discomfort and keep you pain-free.
Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy have a higher risk of chipping and breaking, especially teeth in the back of the mouth since this is the area that bears the heaviest burden of chewing. Because of this, dental crowns are necessary to safeguard treated teeth. After root canal therapy with traditional dentists, patients must leave the office without a permanent restoration and return later for a dental crown to be placed.
However, our team uses state-of-the-art technology to offer same-day crowns. Eliminating the need for multiple office visits, temporary crowns, and lab fees, our onsite CEREC technology not only saves you time, it can also save you money. The CEREC machine can design precise restorations that mimic the natural shape and structure of your tooth.
What to Expect after Root Canal Therapy
As the local anesthesia wears off after surgery, patients can anticipate mild soreness, especially if the area was swollen or inflamed prior to root canal treatment. The treated area may feel tender, but this should subside within a few days. To relieve any discomfort, patients can typically use over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Applying a cold compress for the first few days after the procedure can also help with discomfort. Patients should avoid chewing on the treated tooth until they no longer experience sensitivity in that area. This promotes the healing of surrounding tissues. It is also important to wait until pain has subsided to resume brushing and flossing the treated tooth.
Sometimes complications can arise. Occasionally, in the case of a severely inflamed tooth, the doctor may postpone your treatment for a few weeks. Once the pain has subsided, Dr. Moncada can then complete your root canal therapy. A blocked canal, the result of calcium deposits created by the tooth, can also complicate root canal therapy. In this instance, our team will work though the area and seal the canal.
Call Today to Relieve Your Pain and Sensitivity
Do not let the intimidation of root canal therapy or recovery keep you living with tooth pain and sensitivity. Our team uses state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care to relieve your discomfort and keep you pain-free. To learn more about root canal therapy recovery or to schedule your consultation, call our office at 407-294-1132 or contact us online anytime.