As a family dentist, Dr. Burks is experienced in treating all types of oral health concerns for patients of all ages. It is our goal to make sure you and your family members maintain the best oral health possible. Whether you need root canal therapy, dental implants, a crown, or Invisalign clear braces, Dr. Burks has a customized treatment plan available for you.
When infection and inflammation develop in the pulp tissue, your first indication of trouble might be mild to intense tooth pain. In time, as the nerves die, the pain may go away, but the problem doesn’t. An untreated infection may result in the loss of your tooth.
In this situation, a root canal is done. The root canal procedure extracts decayed tissue from inside a tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler. There are a number of reasons a root canal may be necessary, including dental injuries, severe decay and infection or inflammation in the tooth pulp. When left untreated, these problems can cause extensive damage to the tooth structure.
Root canals can typically be completed in one visit, although more extensive cases may require two appointments. You will also be able to drive yourself home after the appointment.
A root canal not only stops the pain, it also stops the infection by getting rid of dead and dying tissue from the tooth’s pulp. Plus, it helps to save the tooth, which could be lost if not treated. There are a few things that can cause the pulp tissue to become infected and lead to root canal problems, including:
Sometimes, even routine procedures like orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems
While root canals sometimes get a bad rap for being incredibly painful, this isn’t the case when a specialist performs a root canal. With effective local anesthetics, a typical root canal procedure doesn’t cause any more discomfort than having a filling. Here’s how it works:
If you find yourself with tooth pain, swollen gums, and difficulty chewing, contact Dr. Robert Burks right away at (407) 327-2030 and schedule the first available appointment at our Winter Springs dentistry. With an exam and X-rays, Dr. Burks can determine the source of your tooth pain and arrange a treatment plan that will relieve your pain and save your tooth. If a root canal is needed, we will help you set up an appointment for treatment with an endodontist (dentist who specializes in root canals) that we work closely with. Our staff is ready and waiting to serve you with a smile — we look forward to hearing from you!