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“I can't say enough good things about my experience at Tomalty Dental. It is obvious that they truly care about their patient experience.
I had my first cleaning and, unfortunately, filling this week. It was so easy to book an appointment. They work late and even on Saturdays which is HUGE for professionals who can't take off work during business hours.
The office is brand new with state of the art equipment and facilities and the staff is super friendly. My cleaning with Andrea was great- quick and very thorough. Dr. Sean Tomalty was fantastic-- very nice and professional. He explained everything he was doing and took time to review all of my x-rays with me. I always like to know what's going on, so that was a big plus in my book.
My tolerance for pain is pretty low, but I had absolutely no discomfort whatsoever during my filling. Dr. Sean used a different numbing method that doesn't involve any painful needle pricks. The numbness wore off in less than an hour, so I was able to go right back to work.
Overall, a 5 star experience in every way. I will definitely recommend Tomalty Dental to anyone and everyone!“
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Root Canal Therapy
The Tomalty Family takes your oral healthcare very seriously. With over 48 combined years of experience, two Boynton Beach locations and one convenient Parkland/Coral Springs location, our Doctors focus on a team approach to provide you with the highest quality oral healthcare possible.
Parkland FL Root Canal
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
Root Canal In Boynton Beach, FL
Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.
Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:
An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Sometimes no symptoms are present.
Swelling and/or tenderness.
Reasons for root canal therapy:
Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
Injury or trauma to the tooth.
What does root canal therapy involve?
A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist).
While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments.
Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed.
At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.
After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed.
You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.