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Root Canal Treatment

What are signs that I might need a root canal?

When decay progresses and extends to the pulp or the nerve inside the tooth, you can experience:

  • spontaneous throbbing pain
  • increased pain at night
  • pain aggravated by cold, hot, or sweet foods

What does a root canal procedure involve?

Dr. Kamel relieves the pain and pressure symptoms by treating the root canal system that houses the tooth nerve or pulp. He basically clears out the infected material in the root canals of the tooth.

Are root canals extremely painful?

You’ve probably heard jokes such as, “I’d rather have a root canal than spend a week with that person!” But actually, in modern dental practices such as ours, with optimal pain prevention options, most patients experience relatively little pain during the procedure.

What should happen before the procedure?

If there’s infection that’s causing you significant pain, Dr. Kamel may prescribe antibiotics to help address the infection and reduce the pain prior to the tooth canal procedure. He may also recommend taking ibuprofen prior to the procedure.

You should also plan to eat a solid meal prior to the procedure, as you won’t be able to eat for a few hours afterward. Also, you’ll probably be limited to soft food for a few days post-procedure. Read more how you can prepare to your next root canal treatment.

How long do root canals take?

Root canals typically take between one to two hours, depending on which tooth is involved.

What can I expect regarding recovery from a root canal?

You won’t be able to eat for a few hours afterward, as your mouth will still be numb. However, most patients are able to return to work afterward. The tooth may be sensitive for a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually sufficient to address the discomfort. You should also plan on eating only soft foods for a few days.

Oral Surgery & Extractions

Most Americans need dental surgery at some point in their lives. The term “oral surgery” may sound daunting, but you may be surprised to learn that many dental surgery procedures are painless and relatively simple thanks to modern methods and technology.

Dr. Kamel is highly skilled and has substantial experience performing oral dental surgical procedures. He has consistently received top ratings on Yelp, Zocdoc, and Healthgrades. He also received close to 400 5-star ratings on Patientconnect365com! These are a testament to his skills and his caring approach with patients. Following is a typical comment from a patient:

“I have to say that this place is AMAZING!!! Absolutely perfect in every way! Dr. Kamel is friendly, gentle and so helpful in explaining things to you beforehand” – Adam B.

Some patients need surgery to remove damaged teeth; others may require a procedure to remove diseased gum tissue. Still others may want to have a cosmetic procedure. Whether you need surgery to preserve your oral health or improve your appearance, Dr. Kamel can help you, as he has hundreds of other satisfied patients. Following is a list of the surgical procedures Dr. Kamel offers his patients:

Tooth Extraction

Teeth may need to be removed for a variety of reasons. A tooth may need to be extracted if the damage or decay in the tooth is so extensive that usual restorative repairs are not possible. Gum disease that has advanced to the point where the bone around the tooth can no longer hold it in place is another common reason for extraction. A tooth that’s poorly positioned may also need to be taken out.

Removing a visible tooth is the most simple extraction procedure and is quite straightforward. Most of these types of extractions can be performed with just a local anesthetic. Teeth that are broken, below the surface, or impacted require a more involved procedure. These more complex procedures can require conscious sedation or general anesthesia.

You can read more about When you should consider a tooth extraction by click here.

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Few incidents have greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.

When tooth loss occurs, we offer several replacement options to patients:

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