FamilyFrequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do I need a root canal?

A: There are several reasons why the nerve in your tooth needs to be removed. One reason could be a large cavity in which the decay invades the nerve or pulp of the tooth. Another reason could be bridge or crown preparation and placement that could have caused nerve damage. Lastly, the nerve could have received a trauma that in effect killed the nerve and caused and abscess (infection) at the tip of the root resulting in the removal of the nerve.

Q: Does a root canal hurt?

A: A root canal procedure can be painful. However, Winter Springs Endodontics focuses on patient care and comfort. We strive to make your appointment as pain free as possible. With the use of topical anesthetic, pain medications and antibiotics as needed, we can minimize the discomfort as much as possible. We treat with the latest technologies and best practices that minimize the trauma and pain which reduces suffering and accelerates recovery.

Q: How long will it take to recover?

A: Many patients resume normal behavior within hours of treatment. Most discomfort is resolved after 24 to 48 hours. Some require 5 to 7 days to fully recover. The length of recovery varies. However, saving the tooth lasts a lifetime.

Q: What happens after my root canal is completed:

A: Your tooth or crown has a temporary filling that was placed to prevent leakage and recontamination. Therefore, it is necessary to see your general dentist within 30 days after seeking treatmeant to have a permanent restoration placed. Your general dentist will evaluate your tooth and choose what type of restoration best meets your needs.

Q: Why Winter Springs Endodontics?

A: We specialize in root canal procedures and other endodontic treatments. We have the experience, training and dedication that will create successful results. Our goal is to reduce your pain and suffering to insure a fast recovery. This will allow you to retain your tooth for a lifetime.