If detected early on, tooth decay is addressed with a standard filling or something similar to remove the decay and close off the area. But when the decay spreads beyond the outer tooth and affects the inner portion of the tooth, you will likely need a root canal. Often called endodontic treatment, root canal therapy at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach removes the damaged pulp from the tooth, sanitizes the cavity, and then fills and seals the tooth. Our talented dental team may recommend a root canal to Pompano Beach, FL individuals because it treats the infection and keeps the decay from moving to other teeth (creating a larger issue).
If you believe you could benefit from root canal therapy, we understand if you might have reservations about the procedure. Though root canals are a common dental treatment, patients often avoid going to the dentist to address tooth pain because of common dental fears. The SEDA Dental staff make their best effort to help you feel at ease and comfortable, but we also provide a number of sedation options for any fear and anxiety. Call SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach to schedule a consult for more information on root canal therapy and sedation methods.
An apicoectomy, also called endodontic surgery, may be needed if an infection develops following root canal therapy. Occasionally, even after a successful root canal treatment, infected tissue can remain in the tooth's root and prevent total healing, sometimes causing a secondary infection later on. In an apicoectomy, the root tip and infected tissue are fully removed in an effort to preserve the natural tooth. A filling is then placed to seal the end of the root.
"Had some dental work done at SEDA Dental last month and it was quite pleasant. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, everyone is incredibly nice and caring. If you are looking for great dentists, SEDA is the place."- S.R. / Google / Apr 12, 2019
"This place has been over the top kind, helpful, caring, and I can say even loving to my wife through all the work she has had done for her teeth! Even when she was in the hospital for an unrelated infection in her jaw, they were there to ease both our minds at such a scary time. The oral surgeon consult at the hospital said it was something to do with her teeth and recommended to cut all her teeth out! The hospital discharged her with a life threatening bacterial infection! We went back to SEDA and they consulted with like 5 other oral surgeons trying to figure this out. They recommended a great oral surgeon that we went to and he figured it out and solved the infection (yes, it ended up having nothing to do with her teeth, so thank God we did not listen to the hospital and went to Seda again to get their opinion! You all literally saved my wife's life!I sincerely, and lovingly thank you all for bringing care, love and compassion to what it means to be in business for your customers!UPDATE - I wanted to add specifically that Dr. Butenko has been and is such an inspiration to what "TRUE" customer service means! I have worked in sales & customer relations for the last 30+ years, and it is very unfortunate that so many places have forgotten that it is their customers, and their happiness, that is their absolute BEST form of advertisement....even better and more far-reaching that social media!Thank you Dr. Butenko for being there on weekend calls, your days off, and in a critically scary time for my wife and myself. Also, I could not make this complete without thanking Ashly (my wife calls her Smashly) and Fernanda, as well. My wife raves about both of you as well, and honestly everyone there! But to complete this with a little bit of a laugh for you Smashly....we LOVE you too! :)"- J.C. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"From the moment my son and I walked into the office , we were warmly greeted by Fernanda. Dr. Butenko offered us treatment alternatives in a professional and no pressure manner. Federico did a great job cleaning my son's teeth! Highly recommended...we will be back!"- A.R. / Google / Aug 22, 2019
"This place has been over the top kind, helpful, caring, and I can say even loving to my wife through all the work she has had done for her teeth! Even when she was in the hospital for an unrelated infection in her jaw, they were there to ease both our minds at such a scary time. The oral surgeon consult at the hospital said it was something to do with her teeth and recommended to cut all her teeth out! The hospital discharged her with a life threatening bacterial infection! We went back to SEDA and they consulted with like 5 other oral surgeons trying to figure this out. They recommended a great oral surgeon that we went to and he figured it out and solved the infection (yes, it ended up having nothing to do with her teeth, so thank God we did not listen to the hospital and went to Seda again to get their opinion! You all literally saved my wife's life!I sincerely, and lovingly thank you all for bringing care, love and compassion to what it means to be in business for your customers!"- J.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2019
"I am highly pleased with the service I received at this office. Ashly, the patient coordinator, was great. It was easy making an appointment. I received a cleaning and they referred me to an oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth extracted. I’m so thankful! Thank you for everything Seda Dental! Ms. Isaac"- B.L. / Google / Aug 16, 2019
An infection that reaches the pulp of your tooth may be the result of a cavity or deep crack in the tooth or a physical injury. The most obvious signs that you could have an infection are tooth pain, jaw pain, swollen and discolored gums, and discoloration of the affected tooth. If the infection is not addressed, the infection will spread, causing increased pain. Set up an appointment at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach right away if you feel or notice any changes in your mouth. If you have fears or anxieties about going to the dentist, don't hesitate to ask us about sedation dentistry to help you remain calm and at ease during your dental appointments.
What To Expect
Prior to the treatment, your anesthetic/sedation options will be discussed with a member of our team. We do not want you to feel fearful, anxious or on-edge during your appointment. Some individuals ask for nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral-conscious sedation for a root canal. We are very sympathetic about dental fear and will try to help you make the necessary decision about your sedation needs.
To perform an endodontic procedure, one of our skilled dental professionals will examine the innermost part of your tooth and extract the decayed pulp. Afterward, the inner chamber will be carefully cleaned to eliminate any lingering debris. To finalize the therapy, the tooth is filled with a dental filler to seal and protect it from further decay.
Based on the method of sedation that was chosen, you might need to have an adult drive you home following your root canal. You should expect your mouth to feel tender or swollen, but these are normal symptoms and can be reduced with anti-inflammatory medications. We recommend that you set up a follow-up about six months post-procedure. We will examine the area to make sure the infection has been eradicated and that there is no cause for concern. Afterward, you should continue to schedule yearly dental check-ups and twice-yearly dental cleanings to maintain your oral health.
At your consultation, we will give you cost estimates to align your treatments with your health needs and your budget. If you currently carry dental insurance, we will call your provider to figure out your benefits. If you do not have dental insurance, SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach takes several payment methods and may be able to assist you in finding medical financing options.
Root Canal Therapy
Due to advancements in the dental industry, root canals can be a quick, simple procedure to treat an infected tooth. In conjunction with your choice of sedation, your root canal at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach can be free from discomfort to avoid further tooth pain and more serious complications. Call our staff in Pompano Beach, FL to set up a consult with a team member to learn more about root canal therapy and to improve your dental health.