Root Infection

Root Infection- PHC Dental Care of Miami Florida

Root infections, also known as root canal infections, happen when bacteria invade the pulp of a tooth, leading to inflammation and potential damage to the tooth structure. Prompt treatment is essential to prevent the spread of infection and alleviate pain. Here’s a brief overview of our treatments for root infections:

  • Diagnosis: The first step is to diagnose the root infection. A dentist examines the affected tooth, takes X-rays, and evaluates the symptoms.
  • Antibiotics: In some cases, if the infection is severe or has spread beyond the tooth, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed to control the infection and reduce swelling before proceeding with further treatment.
  • Root canal therapy: The primary treatment for root infection. The dentist creates an access hole, removes the infected tissue, cleans and shapes the root canals, and then fills them with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. This process eliminates the infection and preserves the tooth’s structure.
  • Dental crown: After root canal therapy, a dental crown is recommended to protect the treated tooth and restore its function. The dentist takes impressions of the tooth to create a custom-made crown, which is then cemented onto the tooth.
  • Follow-up care: Once the root canal therapy is complete, the dentist will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and ensure there are no further complications.

In some cases, if the infection is severe or the tooth is extensively damaged, extraction of the tooth may be necessary. However, whenever possible, our dentists strive to preserve natural teeth through root canal therapy.

Specific treatments depend on the individual case. Call us to consult with one of our qualified dentists with a qualified dentist who can provide a proper diagnosis and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for a root infection.


A root infection, also known as a root canal infection, is an infection that occurs inside the root canal of a tooth. It is caused by bacteria penetrating the tooth’s pulp, often due to deep decay or trauma.

Common symptoms of a root infection include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling of the face or gums, and a persistent pimple-like bump on the gum near the affected tooth.

Root infection treatment typically involves a root canal procedure. The dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the root canal, and seals it to prevent further infection.

Leaving a root infection untreated can lead to severe pain, abscess formation, and potential tooth loss. Seeking prompt treatment is essential to save the tooth and prevent complications.

Root infection treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so you should not feel pain during the procedure. Afterward, you may experience mild discomfort, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

In some cases, a root infection can reoccur if all the infected tissue was not completely removed during the initial root canal. Regular dental check-ups can help detect any potential issues early.

Client Testimonials

"I was nervous about my root infection treatment, but PHC Dental Care's team made me feel at ease. Their skillful root canal procedure was painless, and my tooth feels great now!"
Mark S.
"PHC Dental Care saved my tooth from a root infection! Their quick response and expert treatment were impressive. I'm grateful for their compassionate care throughout the process."
Rachel M.
"Dealing with a root infection was worrisome, but PHC Dental Care's professionalism reassured me. Their root canal treatment was seamless, and my tooth is as good as new. Highly recommend!"
Tim H.

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