Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

What is a Root Canal and How Can It Help You?

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If your teeth are causing you trouble, then a root canal may give you relief. Discover how routine root canals are helping to relieve and rescue smiles.

Root Canals Save Teeth

The first question that many ask is, “What is a root canal?” Root canals are affordable dental care remedies that both soothe and save millions of teeth each and every year. They are extremely common treatments that may be performed by a dentist, or you may be referred to a specialist in endodontics. Endodontics treats the soft pulp in the interior of the tooth. This pulp contains nerves and the blood vessels supporting the tooth. If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, then root canals are required to remove all of damaged pulp and save the tooth from further trouble. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is filled and sealed with a rubber-like substance. Then, a crown is placed on the tooth to restore it to full function.

Reasons for Root Canals

Root canals can treat an array of dental problems caused by the following:

  • Dental decay
  • A crack or chip in a tooth
  • Poorly-placed crowns
  • Extensive prior dental work
  • Trauma to the tooth

A root canal is an affordable dental care treatment that can save you the time, money, and pain of dealing with later dental problems. It’s ironic that root canals are often thought to be painful procedures. The truth is that root canals feel similar to getting a filling. This endodontics treatment allows you to preserve your natural teeth and maintain a healthy smile for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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The office was very informative and courteous and professional. The wait time was minimal which I love.
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Good, quick and almost painless.
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My hygienist is wonderful. She fully understands how sensitive my teeth are and goes above in making me comfortable. These days it is rare to come across a health professional that tries to […]
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Experience was great
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Always love coming to this office. Everyone is friendly and professional!
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Office staff was extremely nice and professional.
Katherine S.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Always a pleasant experience! My highest recommendation.
Jeffrey B.
Just love coming here. Everything is quick, easy, and great advise for keeping a heathy smile.
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Elanie is awesome!
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always get great treatment
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Always explain everything and never waited for my appointment more than 10 minutes. Staff very friendly.
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Fast friendly and convenient.
Ernestine M.
Dr. Herron is the best. She listens, takes her time and I have had a great experience with her.
Debbie S.
I thought my appointment was at 3:00, but it was supposed to be at 2:00. I was still able to see the dentist by 3:15.
Judy A.
My hygienist Elaine is the best – very professional and caring – she has worked for years trying to keep my teeth and gums as healthy as possible Please pass along my appreciation for Elaine
Mary M.
Moses is always professional, very detailed, and caring with my teeth.
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Great Service. Friendly Employees, and I do not have to wait for my appointment for an hour.
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Personal, professional, friendly care. Don’t have to wait. When the appointment is 10:00 AM, we are seen withing 5 minutes or less of the appointment time.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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