Root Canal Therapy – Port St. Lucie, FL

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. 

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in over 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

tooth after endodontic treatment What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist.  Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or surgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Kenneth C. Sprechman DDS, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 4 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

DR Sprechman is a good dentist. He explains in detail what treatment you need and what the outcome will be. He has many years of experience and knows what he is doing. The office staff, Lindsey and Kaylee are wonderful. Very friendly and always accommodating. Hopefully, I will never have to get another root canal again, however if I do, I would make a return visit and highly recommend him to others. Thank you for a job well done!!!

- Steve R

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Outstanding job by Dr Sprechman supported by a fantastic assistant. Lindsey is great up front.

- James K

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- Jeff fuller

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The absolute BEST, I wouldn’t go anywhere else for a root canal, and a few of my friends feel exactly the same way. Dr. Sprechman is kind, personable and more importantly knowledgeable and gentle. He knows his profession, and does it well. The office is clean and modern, and the staff is warm and welcoming.

- Arlene V

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