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Root Canals in Fort Lauderdale FL: What to Know and to Expect

 JJ Dental offers two convenient office locations in Fort Lauderdale & Lauderdale by the Sea.

If your dentist announced you needed a root canal – and it is the first such procedure you have to go through – we are sure that you feel a little confused and a little fearful. Today, our experts in root canals in Fort Lauderdale FL are here to take the mystery out of this conventional procedure and explain to you the things you should know and the ones to expect.

1. The Procedure is long but Painless

Granted, you will get anesthesia so your doctor can thoroughly remove the infected pulp from the inside of your problematic tooth. On the other hand, once you move past your reluctance regarding needles, all our root canals Fort Lauderdale FL treatments are painless.

The procedure might take a while, however. Some doctors even recommend anxious patients to listen to their favorite music, podcast or audiobook during the session to get a distraction, relax, and help pass the time quicker.

2. Some Root Canals in Fort Lauderdale FL Require Crowns

As you probably know, after a root canal procedure, your tooth might need further interventions. Usually, they take the shape of crowns, meant to fully restore the form, strength, and functions of the tooth. Our experts in root canals in Fort Lauderdale FL work with professional technicians to take an impression of your tooth and build you a permanent crown. Until the crown is ready, you might have to wear a temporary one.

3. The Dreaded Side Effects: Reality Check

After a root canal intervention, you can expect some discomfort, especially when the anesthetic wears off. The typical side effects include:

  • Numb gums, lips, and cheeks for a few hours until the anesthesia fades away;
  • Localized soreness, sensitivity, or pain after the anesthesia wears off; these side effects can persist for a couple of days, pain peaking sometime in between 17-24 hours after the procedure;
  • Teeth aches are terrible for real; for this reason, most specialists in root canals in Fort Lauderdale FL will most likely write you a prescription for anti-inflammatory medication or other types of painkillers that fit your state best;
  • The effects described above are commonplace; a few hours of discomfort may be typical for other dental interventions, teeth cleaning/whitening, Lumineers applications, and cavity treatments included.

The side effects that are rare, invasive, and should raise concern are the following: excessive swelling, infection, allergic reactions or rashes, disabling pain, bleeding, localized itching, fever spikes, and so on.

In case of such symptoms, which are not characteristic to any root canals in Fort Lauderdale FL, contact your dentist or family doctor immediately.

4. Wait for More, Get far Worse

It is a truth generally available for any health problem you have, not only for dental issues. If your doctor recommended you a root canal, you should schedule it sooner rather than later. The more you wait, the worse the pain becomes, and the riskier things get towards developing complications and overall health problems.

5. Post-Intervention Care is a Breeze

Once you received the treatment from your specialist in root canals in Fort Lauderdale FL and you have the new crown in place, you are free to resume your life. Nevertheless, make sure you follow at least the minimum rules of good dental health: daily teeth brushing, dental floss using, get teeth cleaning treatment once a year, and see your doctor at least every six months for checkups. Other than that, root canals are less frightening than they sound.

 

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Laurie Duncan

“Dr John has been fantastic and I’m so glad that I have someone that I can truly trust with my dental care! I needed a new crown and bridge and couldn’t be happier with the results. They look so natural and perfect for me smile! I’ve also had a whitening treatment in house and was extremely pleased with the results. Their staff are all very friendly and caring, at both locations. I also appreciate how efficient and flexible they are with appointments.”

John Ingino

John Ingino

"Hands down the "BEST DENTIST" and office staff I have ever been to!!!!! The staff is friendly, I never wait, Dr. John would not let me leave until I was completely happy! NO PAIN at all...ever! Olga the Hygienist almost made me cry when she handed me a mirror! Look at my beautiful white smile!"

Kelly Roland

Kelly Roland

"I absolutely love this office. Starting from the front desk girls, they are always so friendly. I love having my teeth cleaned by Olga, she’s so gentle and yet so good, makes you want to go back for cleanings more often. Dr John is very nice, and professional. This office is great at educating you when dental work is needed, but never tries to pressure you into getting it done. Thank you for always making me feel welcome and cared for."

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

"First class service. Extremely professional, every one on staff was super nice & helpful. Appointment started on time, scheduling was flexible & easy. The facilities are clean and they are taking extra precautions during this time. Highly recommended!"

Alessandra Williams

Alessandra Williams

"JJ Dental is AWESOME, I promise after your first cleaning you’ll be hooked. Dr John is extremely talented, his service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The best part is that I never feel pressured to get any work done, I am given my options but also told “ if it doesn’t hurt we can hold off for now.” I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new dentist."

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Insurance & Financing

At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.

A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)

While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.

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We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.

Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?

Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?

Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?

At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 30 NE 3rd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    United States

  • 954-463-7262

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM
     

 

Lauderdale By The Sea

  • 3000 E Commercial Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    United States

  • 954-491-1904

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM