Root canal therapy is the most common dental procedure used in the treatment of tooth pulp infections. The infected tissue is removed through the procedure, preventing the loss of the natural tooth.
Effortlessly Maintain Your Natural Smile with Laser Root Canal Therapy
Laser Root Canal Therapy - A Modern Solution to an Age-Old Problem
Root canal therapy, the most common dental procedure used in the treatment of tooth pulp infections, is now more straightforward than ever. While traditional root canal procedures are often associated with added pain or discomfort, modern laser-assisted root canal therapy is quick, more comfortable, and more effective.
At The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry in Hudson, Florida, Dr. David Kimmel uses the PIPS® (Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming) technique for root canal therapy. This advanced laser dentistry technique thoroughly cleans the infected areas and sterilizes them to relieve pain and maintain the structure of the natural tooth.
Root Canal Therapy Saves Your Natural Tooth
When a tooth infection reaches the tooth’s nerve center or pulp, it can put you at risk of losing your natural tooth. To successfully relieve pain and discomfort and ensure the natural tooth is protected against further damage, all of the infected tissue must be removed and the tooth must be stabilized before its integrity is restored.
Advanced solutions such as the PIPS® laser technique used by Dr. Kimmel at The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry are more precise and efficient than traditional methods. This minimally invasive procedure can clear out more necrotic tissue from within the root canal system in less time and preserve more of the natural tooth’s structure.
Common Symptoms of Tooth Infection
If you experience any of the signs and symptoms below, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kimmel at The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry:
- Pain especially when eating or drinking cold or hot items
- Tooth discoloration or dark spots on teeth
- Tooth abscess
- Persistent toothaches and sensitivity when chewing
- Broken or fractured tooth
Root Canal Therapy Minimizes Risks and Complications
An untreated pulp infection can lead to tooth loss and affect more than just the infected tooth. This can cause unnecessary complications that are likely to be more complex and expensive than the gentle laser root canals offered by Dr. Kimmel.
The most common risk you are facing when you are not treating a root canal infection is the infection spreading to neighboring teeth and affecting the integrity of the jawbone. If this happens, the tooth may need to be extracted and you may incur additional costs to restore the missing tooth instead of saving the natural tooth with root canal therapy.
Contact Us Today for Laser-Assisted Root Canal Therapy
To receive timely and efficient treatment for tooth infection and learn more about how laser root canal therapy can save your natural tooth, contact The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry today. Call (727) 862-8513 or visit us at 12124 Cobble Stone Drive Hudson, FL 34667.