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Root Canals

What is a Root Canal?

Root Canal Treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

Naples Dental and Implant Center - Root Canals - drawing explaining the root canal process
Naples Dental and Implant Center - Root Canals - 3d image of a Root Canal

Benefits of saving the original tooth:

  • Efficient chewing
     

  • Normal biting force and sensation
     

  • Natural appearance
     

  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

Root Canal Treatment

Modern root canal treatment is nothing like the old days! It’s very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.​

Don't be worried if your Naples Dental professional suggests a root canal procedure to treat your damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Naples Dental and Implant Center - Root Canals - Tooth Anatomy