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Welcome to Crystal River Dental, where your oral health is our top priority! We understand that sometimes dental issues require specialized care, and if you’re seeking expert root canal therapy services, you’re in the right place. Our dedicated team of skilled professionals is committed to providing compassionate and effective dental care to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the root canal process. At Crystal River Dental, we combine state-of-the-art technology with a warm and welcoming atmosphere to make your experience as positive as possible. Trust us to restore your oral health and bring back your confident smile. Your journey to a healthier, happier mouth begins with us. Welcome to Crystal River Dental – where excellence meets care.

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to treat and save a severely infected or damaged tooth. The term “root canal” refers to the natural cavity within the center of the tooth, where the tooth’s nerve and pulp are housed. When this area becomes infected or inflamed due to decay or injury, a root canal becomes necessary to alleviate pain and prevent further complications. Our talented dentists will remove the infected and damaged tissues from inside the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with medicinal material to restore the tooth’s health and prevent the need for extraction. To restore the tooth to its former form and structure, we will cap it with a restoration, such as a dental crown. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

The root canal procedure has a reputation for being painful. However, modern methods, equipment, and anesthesia often make it possible to do root canal therapy with little discomfort. Every time you visit our office, you can count on our dentists and the rest of our dental team to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Please get in touch with us right away if you’d like more information about root canal therapy. Our goal is to make your smile healthy again.

  • Persistent Tooth Pain: Unexplained and persistent toothache, especially during chewing or application of pressure.
  • Sensitivity to Hot or Cold: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, even after the stimulus is removed.
  • Swollen Gums: Swelling and tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth.
  • Darkening of the Tooth: Discoloration or darkening of the tooth, indicating potential damage to the nerve.

Root Canal Procedure

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Diagnosis and Examination

Our skilled dentist will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to determine the extent of the infection.

Local Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

To ensure your comfort, the affected tooth will be numbed using local anesthesia.

Removal of Infected Tissue

Removal of Infected Tissue

The infected nerve and pulp are carefully removed to eliminate pain and prevent the spread of infection.

Cleaning and Sealing

Cleaning and Sealing

The root canal is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent future infections.



In most cases, a crown is placed on the treated tooth to restore its strength and functionality. 

Root Canal Therapy

Aftercare and Recovery:

Our caring team will provide you with post-treatment instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. Following these guidelines will help you get back to your daily routine with a healthier and pain-free smile.

If you’re experiencing persistent tooth pain or other symptoms, don’t wait. Contact Crystal River Dental today to schedule a consultation. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable throughout your root canal therapy journey.

Rediscover comfort and reclaim your smile with root canal therapy at Crystal River Dental. Your oral health is our priority!

Root canal therapy, despite its often-feared reputation, offers numerous benefits in preserving oral health and preventing the need for tooth extraction. One of the primary advantages is the preservation of the natural tooth. When a tooth’s pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged due to decay or trauma, a root canal procedure removes the infected tissue, cleans the root canals, and seals the tooth. This not only alleviates pain and discomfort but also allows the tooth to remain in the mouth, maintaining proper alignment and preventing the potential for neighboring teeth to shift. Additionally, saving the natural tooth through root canal therapy helps maintain efficient chewing function and supports a natural biting sensation.

Moreover, root canal therapy contributes to overall oral health by preventing the spread of infection. Dental infections, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications and systemic health issues. By removing the infected tissue during a root canal procedure, the dentist eliminates bacteria and prevents the infection from spreading to surrounding tissues or entering the bloodstream. This proactive approach not only safeguards oral health but also promotes the general well-being of the individual, as it reduces the risk of more severe health concerns associated with untreated dental infections.

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