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

Endodontics FAQ's

Boca Raton Endodontics FAQ's
When should I receive an endodontic or root canal treatment?
Signs to look for include severe pain, sensitivity in the tooth to either heat or cold, pain while touching and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling.However, sometimes, there are no signs or symptoms.
How can an endodontic treatment save the life of a tooth?
The endodontist starts by removing the inflamed or infected pulp, than carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the canal, and then finnaly the endodontist fills and seals the surrounding space.  Afterwards, your dentist, who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.  After restoration, the tooth may continue to function like any other tooth.
Will there be any pain during or after the endodontic procedure?
Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp infection or pulp inflammation.  With advanced techniques and anesthetics, many patients report that they are relaxed and feel no pain during the endodontic procedure.  For the first few days after the treatment is done, your tooth may be sensitive, particularly if there was previous pain or infection before the endodontic procedure.  This distress can be calmed with some over-the-counter medicine. You will be given direct instructions from your Endodontist.   Your tooth may still feel slightly odd compared to your other teeth for some time after your endodontic treatment is completed.  Here at Boca Raton Endodontics our goal is to relieve dental pain, eliminate infection around the root and to save your natural teeth health.   We are gentle and use advanced techniques to make our root canal procedures pain free and restful for our patients.  Read more about Root Canal treatments Here.
How much will the procedure cost?
The cost varies depending on how complex the problem is and which tooth is being treated. Many dental insurance policies provide some coverage for root canal treatment.  Generally, endodontic treatment and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than having the tooth completely extracted.  Because an extracted tooth is replaced with an implant or a bridge inorder to restore the ability to chew and to prevent near by teeth from shifting. 
Will the tooth need any special care or additional treatment after endodontic treatment?
You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist.  The unrestored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full restoration as soon as possible.  Otherwise, you need only practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.  Most endodontically treated teeth last as long as other natural teeth.  In a few cases, a tooth that has undergone endodontic treatment does not heal or the pain continues. Occasionally, the tooth may become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment.  Often when this occurs, redoing the endodontic procedure can save the tooth.
What causes an endodontically treated tooth to need additional treatment?
New trauma, deep decay, or a loose, cracked or broken filling can cause new infection in your tooth.  In some cases, the endodontist may discover additional very narrow or curved canals that were not initially treated.
Can all teeth be treated endodontically?
Most teeth can be treated by an endodontic procedure. In some occasions, a tooth can not be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn't have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored.  However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost.  When a root canal treatment is not effective, an endodontic surgery may be recommended to be able to save the tooth.