St Petersburg Root Canal

Have you been putting off a root canal?

Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable, especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Dr. Powless takes advantage of advances in technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective while taking less time.

A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth – the pulp – when it has become infected and inflamed. Your dentist gently files the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or in some cases, a crown.

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It can sometimes be an intimidating scenario when your mouth comes under agonizing pain to chew or even talk. That is why we make sure that every patient feels comfortable when entering our office so that we can bring comfort to their pain and anxieties in their time of need.

This root canal procedure, while sounding intense, is actually very routine and simple at our St Petersburg Dentist office. Our trained and professional staff are well versed in handling this procedure, both from the relations aspect in making our patients feel as comfortable and at ease as possible once in our office to handle the actual tooth-and-grind of filling your root with little to no pain at all. We also have several sedation options available.

Our St Petersburg Dental Office also makes sure that each patient is fully aware of all the necessary aftercare procedures that should be followed once the root canal procedure is finished.

Questions & Answers

I just want my smile to look good. What are some options to help the appearance of my smile?

You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it is the first thing others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments or may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need porcelain veneers, crowns or bridges; gum contouring; periodontal therapy or a combination of all these techniques. Dr. Powless and Dr. Matos will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, areas of concern and the overall condition of your oral health. Contact us for a complimentary smile evaluation to determine what course of action will produce the best solution for you.

I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

Dr. Powless and Dr. Matos have a number of ways to improve the look of your front teeth without the use of unsightly braces. For slightly crooked or unevenly worn teeth, a bit of reshaping and the addition of crowns or porcelain veneers may be sufficient to give them a bright, uniform look. Our doctors also offer Invisalign as an orthodontic option for adults and teens alike. We would be happy to talk with you further about the option that best suits your individual situation.

I really do not like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Many people are uncomfortable with visiting the dentist. Your comfort is our highest priority. We treat our patients like our family. Our caring approach will help ease your fears and concerns about your dental care. Nitrous oxide or oral sedation is also offered to keep you comfortable and relaxed. IV and hospital sedation is available in our Tampa office, please schedule a consultation to further discuss your dental needs.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical / dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and X-Rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth and malfunctioning restorations. Our goal is to preserve as much of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We’ll also assess your gums and recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you.

I want cosmetic dentistry. Does my insurance pay for it?

Dental insurance is designed to assist you in paying for your dentistry. Most procedures are not fully covered by your insurance. Cosmetic dentistry, in particular, is not covered by most dental insurance plans. To help you afford your smile, we do offer a variety of payment options in addition to a monthly payment plan provided by our financial partner, Care Credit™. We also pay special attention to maximizing the benefits that your insurance does provide. Ask our front office team how you can comfortably afford your dentistry and maximize your dental insurance benefits.

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