Root Canal Specialist

Dente -  - Cosmetic Dentistry


Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry located in Miami, FL

When the time comes and you need a root canal to alleviate pain from an infected tooth and save your natural tooth structure, rest assured you’re in experienced hands at Dente. In Miami, Florida, the dedicated dental group provides root canals to protect and improve the dental health of you and your family. You can depend on the expertise, skill, and compassion of the team at Dente. Schedule online or over the phone today.

Root Canal Q&A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is an in-office dental procedure where your dentist carefully removes your infected tooth pulp and replaces it with a special biocompatible material. Dente provides root canals to help you maintain optimal appearance of your tooth and save your tooth structure.

You need your tooth pulp for growth and development, but once your tooth has fully matured, you no longer need the tooth pulp and it’s always a safer option to remove it.


Why would I choose a root canal?

During your regular professional dental checkup and cleaning at Dente, your dentist can check if you have infected tooth pulp using an X-ray, even if you don’t have any symptoms. You might need a root canal if you have certain signs or symptoms, such as:

  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
  • An abscess in the area of an infected tooth
  • Soreness when you’re chewing with or pressing on your infected tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Pus drainage from the infected tooth

If you’re experiencing symptoms or have concerns, it’s best to visit Dente.


Is a root canal painful?

At Dente, your dentist typically performs root canal procedures under local anesthesia, so you won’t feel much during the procedure. For a few days after your root canal therapy, you might have some sensitivity and soreness in the area. You can take over-the-counter pain medications to help relieve any discomfort.

If you have pain for more than a few days, you should contact Dente. Your root canal should get rid of any pain from your infected tooth root after the healing process is complete.


What can I expect with a root canal?

At Dente, molars, premolars, and anterior teeth can be addressed in-office without the need for an outside referral.

With a root canal, your dentist numbs the area around your infected tooth and makes a small hole in your tooth. After removing any signs of infection, your dentist kills any bacteria inside using a special dental solution.

Your dentist uses a rubbery dental material to fill in the area where the infected pulp was before sealing the site to finish your root canal therapy.

At Dente, your dentist might fit your root canal with a beautiful crown to protect the vulnerable area. Dente also utilizes laser dentistry to give you the best possible dental care.

With a root canal, the total appointment time is usually two hours divided into two easy visits.

Visit Dente to learn how a root canal can benefit your dental health. Click or call the office today.