When your teeth don’t get the regular dental cleanings and exams they need, you can get cavities. That’s common knowledge. What you might not know is that the bacteria causing tooth decay can creep inside the tooth. This can become very painful because the pulp inside the tooth is home to lots of nerve endings. A bacterial infection in your pulp can cause a near-constant amount of agony. Trying to suffer through the pain without treatment will just allow the bacteria grow fast enough to kill the tooth, requiring a tooth extraction. In order to save your tooth and end the pain caused by an infection, a root canal treatment may be necessary. This process removes the infected pulp for proper healing and oral health. Call Aventura Dental Center in Aventura, FL to schedule an appointment with seasoned dentist Dr. David Bistritz.
"Very professional, state of the art equipment and very knowledgeable staff. I felt very confortable at my very first visit after spoken to Dr. Bistritz, he knows what he is doing, and I am extremely picky. I've been coming to this office since November for my Invisalign treatment. I totally recommended it!"- A.C. / Yelp / May 14, 2018
"The staff treated me amazingly. Marina was so fast with scheduling my appointment! Belkis was so sweet when I was in the back room and Sisi communicated the treatment plan to me where I was able to understand perfectly. And Dr.Bistritz was so gentle and took his time! Highly recommend this place!"- M.G. / Google / Aug 06, 2018
"All my life i was embarrassed of my smile but after going to Dr. Bistritz office he showed me a way where i can smile without any embarrassment. With the help of Dr.Bistritz, Belkis and Sisi I was able to be confident in myself again. I just finished having an extensive procedure with extractions and implants, and even though I was scared Dr.Bistritz made sure I was feeling comfortable and explained every step in detail. Its been 3 days since my surgery and I am in no pain at all! Once my treatment is complete i am certain i will be confident in my smile again."- A.F. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
"Best dental cleaning ive ever received! My hygienist, Vanessa, was sweet and made me feel comfortable. The staff was also very nice and helpful when i had questions"- J.C. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
"This place was great everyone was nice very happy finding this place , :) just don’t believe in the $20 gift card if refer a friend because you really don’t get $20 off they make it seem like they took it off my bill but whatever! This place is great everyone took care of me ??"- M.J. / Google / Jul 17, 2018
What to Expect
A root canal is usually performed with local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gums, and sedation may be added if needed. Dr. Bistritz will remove the pulp from the infected tooth/teeth, then place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing an infection (usually patients with heart problems like congenital defects and artificial heart valves), so Dr. Bistritz may prescribe a round of antibiotics before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local sedation is used, you will be able to drive and recover at home, but some sedation options may require you have a responsible adult pick you up. Patients will have temporary numbness and some may have minor discomfort that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary crown was placed over the tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and fitted at a separate appointment. After a root canal, oral care including brushing and flossing at home plus visits to the dentist as recommended are important to maintain the health of the treated tooth/teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually covered in part by dental insurance, but it may not cover additional expenses for emergency care. Our office accepts many forms of payment and we can help patients with financing plans, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more serious dental problems, call our dental office to schedule a root canal. With modern dental equipment and techniques as well as sedation options, fixing an infected tooth doesn't have to be painful or time consuming.