Lauderhill:

(954) 719-4382

North Miami:

(305) 459-3179

Dentist in Lauderhill

Root Canals

Why do I need one?

The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.

Lauderhill

5537 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone: (954) 719-4382
Fax: (954) 739-5210

Monday: 7:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm

 

North Miami

1075 N.E. 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161
Phone: (305) 459-3179
Fax: (305) 899-2880

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm