Root Canal Treatment
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Schapiro and Dr. Elsner use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
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To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond: Jordan L. Schapiro D.D.S. Endodontics Phone Number 561-347-0091. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will a root canal cost?
The cost associated with root canals can vary, depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Video: Root Canal Treatment
Patient Reviews:Root Canal
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Endodontist Patient Review By Marcia D in Boca Raton
Excellent care, extremely professional and caring
- Marcia D
Endodontist Patient Review By David A in Boca Raton
From the ease of the office location, to the highly profession and helpful office staff to the truely superior trained, dedicated Dr. Melanie Elster and Dr. Jordan Schapiro medical/dental skills as well as personal follow up after the dental procedure shows a genuine overall combination of the fact they are the best and highest standard. Thank you.
- David A
Endodontist Patient Review By Sierra V in Boca Raton
It was actually a pleasant experience.
- Sierra V
Endodontist Patient Review By Amy C in Boca Raton
Great experience which is not the norm.
- Amy C
Endodontist Patient Review By Giuseppe i in Boca Raton
Very caring and professional experience
- Giuseppe i
Endodontist Patient Review By Diana Y in Boca Raton
Nice office,doctor and definitely will refer to my friends.
- Diana Y
Endodontist Patient Review By Irwin M in Boca Raton
Dr. Schapiro is great! Everybody in the office is excellent.
- Irwin M
Endodontist Patient Review By Rick C in Boca Raton
Fine overall experience. All personnel, from front desk, to assistants, to doctor are true professionals.
- Rick C
Endodontist Patient Review By Danny H in Boca Raton
I absolutely would recommend Dr. Shapiro and his wonderful staff to anyone. Dr Shapiro was truly such a treat to be a patient of and I really enjoyed my entire experience.
- Danny H
Endodontist Patient Review By Jennifer V in Boca Raton
Thank you for easing my pain Dr. Elsner! You were amazing!
- Jennifer V
Endodontist Patient Review By Bob B in Boca Raton
I always had a fear about dental work ..... no more!!! Dr Elsner was awesome!!!
- Bob B
Endodontist Patient Review By Lisa S in Boca Raton
Doctor Schapiro is the best! He explains everything in detail and is so gentle and nice! 100%
- Lisa S
Endodontist Patient Review By Marilyn h in Boca Raton
I was a Extremely Ancious about this procedure. Dr Shapiro put me at ease with his amazing bedside manner explaining blow by blow. I didn’t feel anything. Hopefully I will never need another root canal - if I do there is no one else I would ever go to!!!
- Marilyn h
Endodontist Patient Review By Randall L in Boca Raton
The best and all beautiful competent women crew
- Randall L
Endodontist Patient Review By Michelle R in Boca Raton
Absolutely the BESt!!!!
- Michelle R
Endodontist Patient Review By Lawrence G in Boca Raton
Very pleasant experience.
- Lawrence G
Endodontist Patient Review By Mark S in Boca Raton
Dr. Elsner made me feel comfortable the moment I was in the chair. She is awesome!
- Mark S
Endodontist Patient Review By George W in Boca Raton
- George W
Endodontist Patient Review By Donna B in Boca Raton
Pain free procedure. Felt very comfortable and I feel I was well taken care off.
- Donna B
Endodontist Patient Review By Ana E in Boca Raton
It’s been one of my best experiences —if not the best— with such dental procedure. Dr. Schapiro and his staff have been exceptional!
- Ana E