21 Feb 2020
root canal jupiter

See how a Root Canal in Jupiter can Save Your Smile

Our dentist may recommend root canal therapy in Jupiter if you have a tooth that’s severely affected by tooth damage or dental decay. This procedure repairs a seriously infected tooth to prevent tooth extraction. Instead of having a complete extraction, only have a portion of the infected tooth is removed.

The Process

Our Jupiter root canal procedure is simple and stress-free. A root canal repairs an infected or damaged tooth while protecting your other healthy teeth. This is done by removing the infected pulp from the core of your tooth. The pulp of the tooth contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. After a tooth has become fully formed, the pulp is no longer necessary. The pulp goes from the center of the tooth all the way down to the root and it can become infected over time. A root canal removes an infected pulp to keep your tooth structure healthy, prevents gum disease and the spread of decay.

We’ll take x-rays of the affected area and numb the tooth before treatment. Next, we’ll drill a hole in the crown of your tooth and clean out the pulp chamber. Once the area is free of bacteria, the root canal is filled with a biocompatible material. A temporary filling may be placed and then removed when the tooth is restored. You’ll return to our office to have a permanent crown placed to restore your tooth to full function.

Foods to Eat After a Root Canal

If you’ve just had a root canal done at our Jupiter office, our dentist provides suggestions on foods to eat that won’t hurt your mouth. It’s best to avoid anything hard or crunchy and generally choose foods that require minimal chewing. Things like oatmeal, soup, eggs, bananas, tofu, and mashed potatoes will be the easiest foods to eat because they require little to no chewing. Some people think smoothies are a good option, but straws create dry pockets in the surgical site which may lead to infection. Fruit seeds also get stuck in the surgical site that’s difficult to wash out.

Aftercare Treatment

For the first few days after a root canal in Jupiter, patients may experience some mild tooth sensitivity. This should subside relatively quickly and not interfere too much with your daily activity. We’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to check how your healing is progressing, so be sure to mention any symptoms you’re experiencing. Brush and floss just as you normally would unless our team explicitly instructs you otherwise.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Jupiter office at (561) 747-7111 and our team will happily help you!