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What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is also referred to as endodontic therapy or an endodontic procedure

Written by the dentists at Lissauer & Eriks Dental, providing pain-free root canals in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach, FL

Treatment rendered by endodontist in steps

Root canals: The left tooth had a large area of decay (marked by #2). The bacteria causing this tooth decay entered the pulp chamber (marked by #1). The bacteria then traveled through the tooth and caused an infection at the bottom of the root (marked by #3). This infection needs to be treated, and, thus, a root canal is needed. The root canal procedure (marked by #4) involves using instruments to clean the internal space of the tooth. The final step is filling the internal space with a dental material (marked by #5). Following the root canal, the infected area at the bottom of the root becomes healthy again over time.

A root canal is a procedure performed by a root canal specialist (endodontist) in which the inside of a tooth is cleaned, decontaminated, filled, and sealed. The inside of a tooth consists of a hollow space containing the tooth’s nerve. When bacteria enter deep inside the tooth and contaminate this hollow space containing the nerve, the tooth is infected and a root canal is needed to remove the bacteria and seal the tooth. How do bacteria enter deep inside a tooth? There are three main ways: (1) a large cavity, (2) a fracture of a tooth, and (3) a break or crack in a large filling.

Below, you can see links to much more information that we wrote about root canals, explaining common symptoms, the procedure, recovery time, cost, and success rate. The goal of this website is to answer our patients’ most frequently asked questions. So, if you are interested in learning more about endodontic therapy, please choose a topic below. We hope you enjoy the articles!

Dr. Kenneth Kerman – Endodontist: Root canal specialist

Endodontist (root canal specialist) Dr. Kenneth Kerman comes to our office two days each week to consult with patients and perform pain-free root canals. Dr. Kerman uses only the most technological equipment and has an amazing amount of training and experience, over 19 years, in root canals. If you think you may need a root canal, please feel free to contact us for an evaluation.

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