Root Canal Treatment in
Tampa

The soft tissue inside of the root canals of teeth is known as the pulp. This pulp holds nutrients and nerve tissue, and when it becomes infected, it may be necessary to remove the pulp and clean the chamber with a root canal procedure in order to save the tooth.

A root canal procedure, or endodontics, is performed when the soft tissue inside the root canal of a tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected. This type of infection usually occurs when there are cracks or chips, repeated dental procedures, deep decay, or by an injury. If left untreated, this condition can become very painful and may even lead to an abscess and tooth loss. The most common symptoms of a root canal infection include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Temperature sensitivities
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Abscesses on the gums

A root canal procedure begins with a local anesthetic to numb the area. This will numb the tooth and keep you pain-free. Other sedation options are also available for your comfort. Next, our dental professionals will access the inside of the tooth through an incision from the top. They will then use specialized dental tools to clean the pulp from the chamber. The root canal will then be shaped and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth, where it will protect the tooth until a permanent crown is placed during the following appointment.

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Rachel Manzanares

My father was in town for my sister's wedding and had one of his front fillings come out two days before the wedding. Dr. Cesar Chilmaza was able to get him last minute and did an amazing job. My father said that he did a better job fixing it than the original filling! Not only did he do a great job, he and his staff we so friendly and knowledgeable and did everything in their power to help take care of him. Thanks to Dr. Cesar my sister's wedding photos won't be a disaster!

Sheryl Hoffman

Cesar is amazingly kind and patient with my endless questions. I'm ridiculously terrified of the dentist and they somehow understand my fears while gently coaxing me to follow the treatment plan they recommend. They're also open evenings for those of us still working. Simply put, they're quite delightful!

Blakley Ann

I highly recommend Westchase Smiles Institute. Dr. C is an amazing dentist who cares about his patients. The staff is welcoming and treats you like family.
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