Monday, November 21, 2011

Dental Root Canal Treatment

Saving Hopeless Teeth
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with well over 14 million performed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants
or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp, a collection of blood vessels that helps build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection include visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Cohen may recommend non-surgical removal of the injured pulp, followed by thorough cleaning and sealing of the pulp chamber. Dr. Cohen uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. We can also provide nitrous oxide to relax you for the procedure.

After your root canal is done, a crown or other restoration protects your tooth. Contact Dr. Cohen today to determine if root canal therapy is appropriate for your dental health.

Dental Root Canal Treatment West Palm Beach
Jeffrey Cohen, DMD

4324 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Tel:(561) 967-8200