Endodontist in Miami, FL

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the study, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp.

Endodontists become experts by completing a post-graduate residency in endodontics following dental school. They perform standard to complex endodontic treatment, including non-surgical root canal therapy, endodontic microsurgery, treatment of fractured teeth, dental traumatic injuries, and diagnosis of complex causes of dental pain.

At Cayon Dental Group, Dr. Alejandro Pereda, Endodontist, utilizes his expertise in microscopic endodontics, microsurgery, regenerative therapy, and three-dimensional digital radiography (CBCT) to provide modern root canal therapy to his patients.

Our technology at Cayon Dental Group allows Dr. Pereda to perform root canal therapy with efficiency, precision, and comfortability. If you are looking to get a root canal therapy, then Cayon Dental Group is the practice for you.

We would like to share with you some common myths about root canals.

Myths About Root Canal Healing:

The thought of a root canal may make you fearful or uneasy if you aren’t familiar with the procedure. There are common misconceptions that endodontic treatments such as root canals, cause pain and/or illness and should be avoided at all costs. The exact opposite is true. The pain, inconvenience, and cost of avoiding endodontic treatment in favor of tooth extraction or a wait-and-see approach can be easily avoided. The longer you postpone treatment, the more you risk the chance to save your tooth. Take the time to read the information on our website to find out what endodontists do to save teeth with minimal time and discomfort. Then address any remaining concerns or questions with your dentist or endodontist. Put your mind at ease as we dispel three common myths about root canals:

 Myth 1: Root canal treatment is painful.

Decades ago, that may have been the case, but with modern technology and anesthetics, you won’t experience any more pain than if you went to have a cavity filled. The pain from a severe toothache, often caused by damaged tissues in the tooth, can be easily remedied when an endodontist removes the damaged tissue through root canal treatment. In addition, endodontists are experts in pain management, and most cases can be treated quickly and comfortably.

Myth 2: Root canal treatment causes illness.

You may find information on the Internet or elsewhere, claiming that if you receive a root canal treatment, you’re more likely to become ill or contract a disease in the future isn’t true. This false claim was based on long-debunked and poorly designed research conducted nearly a century ago, long before modern medicine understood the causes of many diseases. There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal treatment to disease elsewhere in the body.

Myth 3: It’s better to pull a tooth than have root canal treatment.

Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is always the best option. Nothing artificial can replace the look or function of a natural tooth, so it’s important always to consider root canal treatment as an option. Endodontic treatment has a high success rate, and many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime. Replacing an extracted tooth with a bridge or implant requires more time in treatment and may result in further procedures to neighboring teeth and supporting tissue.