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Root Canal Therapy in Lakeland, FL

Root canals are never a favorite dental treatment among patients. Fortunately, our knowledgeable and compassionate Lakeland dental team is here to make all of your restorative services, including root canals, as quick and comfortable as possible. To learn more about our root canal treatments or schedule your next visit, please contact us!

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Do I need a filling, root canal, or dental extraction?

The restorative service you receive depends on the extent of the tooth decay or damage. A filling is used for minor cavities, while a root canal becomes necessary if the tooth’s pulp is infected or damaged. An extraction is considered when the tooth is severely damaged or infected and cannot be saved. Dr. Rasmussen will evaluate your tooth’s condition and recommend the best treatment option.

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What are the symptoms of a dental infection?

Symptoms of a dental infection include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling in the gums or face, fever, bad breath, and a bitter taste in the mouth. You may also notice redness and pus around the infected tooth. If you experience these symptoms, it’s important to get in touch with our team promptly to prevent the infection from spreading and to receive treatment.

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What does a root canal procedure involve?

A root canal procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth. The dentist then cleans and disinfects the tooth’s interior, before filling and sealing it to prevent further infection. Root canals are designed to save the tooth and relieve pain caused by infection, and our team always utilizes a local anesthetic to make the process as comfortable and painless as possible.

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Will I need a crown after getting a root canal?

You will likely need to have a crown placed after receiving a root canal to protect and strengthen the tooth. A root canal can weaken tooth structure, making it more prone to fracture. A crown provides added support and restores the tooth’s function and appearance. Our team will assess the situation, and if needed, we can get a custom dental crown created and placed for you.