5975 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton, FL 34222

Root Canal Treatment in 
Port Charlotte

Root canal treatment is necessary when there is an infection deep within a tooth. The pulp inside a tooth can become infected with bacteria due to an injury or because of a severe, untreated cavity. Without this treatment, the infection can lead to tooth loss.

The root canal is the natural cavity within the center of a tooth. The pulp is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve also lies inside the root canal. When the nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down, and bacteria multiply within the pulp chamber. This bacteria can cause an infection or an abscessed tooth. This type of damage can be caused by decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, large fillings, a crack, chip or trauma.

Symptoms of a root canal infection include:

  • A severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Swollen, tender lymph nodes
  • Swollen gums and recurring abscesses

Before performing a root canal, we will use anesthesia to ensure your comfort. We offer local anesthesia, laughing gas and oral sedation. We will access the infection through the top of the tooth. The pulp, the bacteria, and the decayed nerve tissue will be removed, and the canals will be cleaned out. Next, the tooth will be sealed. The final step of a root canal is normally to place a dental crown on the tooth to prevent it from breaking and restore it to full function.

If you’re looking to make your smile brighter and whiter than ever, call our office in Port Charlotte to discuss your options. You can reach us at (941) 209-5959 to schedule an appointment.

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in Port Charlotte

Joe Clark

So who actually looks forward to going to the dentist? You just might at Family Dentistry. My wife and I just moved from MD and were quite pleased To Find Dr. Rizner and the amazing staff of Family Dentistry. Everyone is so chill and your comfort and satisfaction is their primary concern. Shout out to Jen and Felicia for today’s appointment; very professional and efficient!

Alex Castaneda

It’s been years since I’ve been to a dentist. I wasn’t expecting to have such a great experience as I did. The girls at the front desk are Just awesome! All the girls in the back are also awesome! Dr Rizner was very gentle and takes her time. She has been the best dentist I’ve ever had. I highly recommend anyone to book your next appointment. Thank you to all of you 😀

Laurie S. Sykora

I went through 4 dentists before finding Dr. Kemahli at Family Dentistry. I’ve never had such a thoughtful, friendly dentist, who really helps those of us who have high fear/anxiety when going to the dentist. I actually look forward to coming here. The dental assistant is so sweet too! I finally found the best dentist and I’m so grateful for all him and his staff have done for me!

Dr. Rizner’s mission is to make all of her patients look and feel better by providing a comfortable and friendly environment.

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