East Boca Endodontics
Boca Raton Endodontist Dr. Zargar
Endodontics, Root Canal, and Apicoectomy Services
2151 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 395-1190

Boca Raton Endodontics

Endodontist Information Why would I need endodontic treatment?  An Endodontic treatment is mandatory when the nerve inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected.  Often there is no pain until the area abcesses.  The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: decay, trauma, or a crack in the tooth.  In addition, if a tooth is injured some pulp damage may occur even if the tooth has no visible cracks.  If pulp inflammation or pulp infection is left untreated, it can cause pain, abscess, or loss of the tooth.  Often, the pain can be so severe to require an emergency dental visit.

Our East Boca Raton Endodontics practice is dedicated to provide Modern Endodontics, Root Canal, Apicoectomy, and Endodontic Related Surgeries.   Our goal is to preserve your natural teeth, so that you can continue to benefit from the comfort and dental health that only natural teeth can provide.  In addition, we at East Boca Raton Endodontics are making every effort to make your endodontic experience as efficient and pleasant as possible.

Endodontic, Endo Treatment, or Root Canal therapy treats the inside of the tooth.  Inside the tooth, under the enamel and dentin, is the pulp, or nerve.   The pulp contains blood vessels, and nerves.  The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues around the root.  During tooths' growth and development the pulp is needed.   However, once a tooth is formed, the pulp is not as important, because the tooth is still nourished by the tissues arround it.
About Boca Raton Endodontics:
Endodontic treatment many times can be performed in one or two visits and involves the following steps: 
  1. Our Boca Raton Endodontist will listen to your concerns, examine the suspected area, diagnose, and discuss treatment options and dental alternatives.  If endodontic treatment is needed, the tooth can be gently anesthetized.  For nervous dental patients, Sedation or Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) can be given.  After the tooth is completely numb, the endodontist places a small protective sheet called a dental dam over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean during the procedure. 
  2. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling.  Patients are completely numb and do not feel anything. 
  3. After the pulp's space is both shaped and cleaned, your Endodontist can fill the root canals with a biocompatible material.   The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.   In many cases, a temporary filling is placed to close any opening.  The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored, or can be restored here by our skilled on-site general dentist. 
  4. After the visit with the endodontist, you may need to return to your dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. 
Call East Boca Endodontics if you have any questions, or, find additional information  at the American Association of Endodontists.