Root Canal Delray Beach

Root Canal Therapy in Delray Beach

Pain relief at the first visit

Signs you need a root canal include:

  • Serious teeth pain when eating or when you put pressure on the area
  • Tenderness or swelling in the gums near the area of teeth pain
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the area of teeth pain
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Teeth pain and sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers after the hot or cold stimuli have been removed


Why would you need a root canal?

Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal therapy, you can save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the dental pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the dental pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don’t remove it, your tooth could get infected, and you could lose it. After the dentist removes the dental pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then a crown (crafted in our in-house dental laboratory) is placed over the tooth to help make it stronger.

Here’s some great news: We won’t have to refer you out to a specialty practice for your root canal treatment. Our Endodontic Specialist will be able to perform your root canal therapy right here at Spodak Dental Group in the comfort and convenience of our own comprehensive facility. Most of the time, it is a relatively simple endodontic procedure with little or no discomfort. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

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The Spodak Dental Group participates with most major PPO dental plans

For more information about getting an endodontic procedure, contact our Delray Beach office at (561) 303-2413 or submit a form.

SDG Plan In-Office Membership:

No Insurance? No Problem! We offer in-office insurance for your convenience.


We take the time to review all recommended treatment fees, and will help in any way we can so all patients are able to receive the necessary treatment they deserve.

Our facility was designed with your healing in mind


noun a scientific movement linking human health and responsiveness to natural environments

Life loves life. It may seem like common sense to some, but it’s actually real science. Recent studies in biophilia have shown that people actually heal faster and perform better when surrounded by nature and natural light, which is why we designed every inch of this facility based on this principle.

Each operatory has floor-to-ceiling windows and live plants, which allow for a calming and healing environment for the patient. Doctors and team members also benefit as natural lighting lowers the occurrence of human errors.

Access to Natural Light
Absence of harmful chemicals
Clean air and filtered water
Lush healing gardens

Endodontic Procedure Care Instructions

After Treatment:

  • Your endodontic procedure (root canal) is now complete. Taking pain medication before the numbness wears off may help maintain an acceptable comfort level. Please wait to eat or drink on the affected side until after the numbness has worn away, which usually takes about 30 minutes.
  • Please do not chew or attempt to eat on the affected side while you are still numb after your root canal treatment. Do not try to feel around your tooth with your tongue as you have a temporary filling in the tooth and it takes about 30 minutes to harden.
  • You may floss and brush your tooth as normal following your root canal, unless told otherwise by the doctor.


  • Discomfort or soreness in the area of your root canal is normal for a few days (or up to 10 days) and ranges from mild to severe. This occurs because of existing infection and inflammation of the gum and tooth ligaments as well as the manipulation of the tooth during your endodontic procedure. The gums may be sore and the tooth is often tender to biting or chewing. Over the counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Excedrin, and Tylenol should relieve most of the discomfort (take as directed). Rinsing with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per glass of warm water) will help. Discomfort in the area of your root canal in no way affects the successful outcome of your root canal treatment.
  • If antibiotics and/or pain medications were prescribed after your root canal, please take them as directed. If you were given a prescription for pain, it is meant to help you with more serious discomfort only for a couple of days. In the unlikely event that swelling, fever, or severe pain should occur, please call the office.

Temporary Filling:

  • A temporary filling has been placed in the entry made into your tooth. It is normal for a thin layer of the temporary filling to be chewed away between appointments. An unusual taste can be expected. It is very rare for it to fall out entirely because it is very deep in the canal, but if it does fall out, please contact us as soon as possible. It’s important that your temporary filling stays intact until the placement of a permanent restoration.
  • Do not use the tooth to bite down on anything hard (peanuts, pretzels, ice, etc.) until the permanent filling/crown has been placed on the tooth after your root canal treatment. Again, the tooth is prone to fracture and if you bite down on anything too hard or crunchy you may fracture the tooth.

Final Restorations:

  • Endodontically treated teeth have been weakened by previous decay and fillings. You need to have a permanent filling or a crown placed on your tooth within one month of the root canal treatment being completed. This will protect these teeth against future fracture and decay, and protect the root canal filling from possible contamination. Delay in obtaining a final restoration after your root canal treatment may result in fracture and/or possible loss of the tooth or require a retreatment or another root canal.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call our office for a follow-up appointment.

Future Appointments:

  • Appointments will be made for you to evaluate your healing and monitor your progress following your surgical procedure(s). These appointments are important and should be kept as scheduled.